Germans Arrested In Kosovo Over Attack On EU Office
November 20, 2008
PRISTINA (AFP)--Three German citizens have been arrested in Kosovo on suspicion of involvement in a bomb attack on the offices of the European Union's envoy there, police said Thursday.
"Police on Wednesday arrested three German citizens in connection with the case," said a police statement without revealing more on the identity of those detained.
It added police had been "intensively investigating" last Friday's incident in which an explosive device was hurled at the Pristina headquarters of the E.U. special envoy to Kosovo, Peter Feith.
No one was injured in the blast, which shattered the windows of the office of the International Civilian Office.
The explosion came amid opposition by Kosovo Albanians to the planned deployment of a E.U. civilian mission focused on police, judiciary and customs by early December under an agreement reached between the U.N. and Serbia.
In February, ethnic Albanian-majority Kosovo unilaterally declared independence from Serbia, which has rejected the move as a breach of international law.
More than 50 states, including the U.S. and most E.U. members, have recognized Kosovo's independence.