Serb woman latest victim of violence against Kosovo minorities

PRISTINA, Jul 17, 2000 -- (AFP) A gang of Kosovar Albanians dragged a Serb woman from her house, which they proceeded to rob and burn to the ground, the UN police said Sunday after another weekend of violence against minorities.

The woman told police she was attacked in Gornje Dobrevo in the center of the province at 1:00 p.m. (1100 GMT) Saturday.

In a separate incident the same day an empty Serb-owned house burned down in Milosevo, 10 kilometers (six miles) north of Pristina. No one was hurt in the fire, which appeared to have been caused deliberately, police said.

Also on Saturday, police in the western Kosovo town of Pec arrested and then released a group of ethnic Albanians for throwing stones at a house owned by Roma gypsies.

Violence against minority populations is an almost daily occurrence in the UN-administered Yugoslav province, where ethnic Albanians make up the vast majority of the population.

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