May 30, 2000Albanian suspected in killing of Serbs
PRISTINA, Kosovo, May 29 -- A 4-year-old boy was among three Serbs who were killed in a drive-by shooting in Kosovo over the weekend that has been linked to an ethnic Albanian, international officials said today.
A spokeswoman for the United Nations mission here, Susan Manuel, said United Nations police officers were searching for an ethnic Albanian suspected of involvement in the attack, in which two other Serbs were wounded.
The shooting occurred around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday in the eastern village of Crnica, according to the NATO and United Nations officials.
Bernard Kouchner, head of Kosovo's United Nations-led administration, said 4-year-old Milos Vasic and his uncle, Vojin Vasic, were among those killed.
Kosovo's eastern sector, secured by American troops, has experienced several deadly attacks on Serbs, prompting strong and sometimes violent protests by the Serb community.
NATO and the United Nations took over the day-to-day running of Kosovo last June at the end of a 78-day NATO bombing campaign conducted to halt Serbian repression of the province's ethnic Albanian majority. Since then, Serbs have been the target of numerous revenge attacks by Albanians.