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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 10:01 PM
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2 NATO peacekeepers wounded and 23 Austrian and German soldiers injured in clashes in Kosovo
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Source: Taiwan News/AP

According to AP, it reported, A German NATO officer and a soldier were shot and wounded and some 23 Austrian and German soldiers injured in clashes with Serb protesters in northern Kosovo throughout Monday after the military alliance's troops used heavy machinery to remove trucks and buses blocking a main road in the tense region, an official said.

The violence near the town of Zubin Potok, some 60 kilometers (40 miles) northwest of Pristina comes after months of tensions, following a decision by Kosovan authorities to extend their authority in areas under de-facto Serb rule.

For months Serbs have used soil, rock and concrete barriers to block any such moves. NATO has threatened to remove the barriers because they cut off supply to a military base in the north. NATO has ultimate authority over security in Kosovo.

German and Austrian peacekeepers involved in the operation fired rubber bullets and tear gas and used water canons and pepper spray to disperse the crowd of Serb protesters trying to stop the soldiers from removing the roadblock.

Read more: http://www.taiwannews.com.tw/etn/news_content.php?id=17...
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