Former Kosovo rebel reported wounded in attack

PRISTINA, Jul 7, 2000 -- (Reuters) A former commander of the Kosovo Liberation Army was wounded in an attack in the province, the NATO-led KFOR peacekeeping force said on Friday.

Ramush Haradinaj, one of the KLA's best-known commanders and now a politician, was taken to a hospital in Kosovo's U.S.-led eastern military sector, KFOR spokesman Major Scott Slaten said.

"His status is unknown at this time," Slaten told Reuters.

He said details were still sketchy but Haradinaj was believed to have been in a vehicle at the time of the attack. KFOR sources said initial reports indicated the vehicle might have been hit by a rocket-propelled grenade.

The attack was believed to have happened in western Kosovo but the exact time and location were unclear, the sources said.

The KLA fought a guerrilla campaign against Serb rule over Kosovo's ethnic Albanian majority. It officially disbanded after NATO bombing drove Serb forces out of Kosovo last year and the province was placed under international control.

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