LONDON — A outstanding Serb politician in Kosovo who confronted conflict crimes fees was shot and killed on Tuesday, amid rising tensions between Kosovo’s ethnic Albanian majority and the Serb minority.
Oliver Ivanovic, sixty four, the chief of the Residents’ Initiative Social gathering, was shot outdoors the get together’s workplaces in Mitrovica, a northern metropolis that’s sharply divided alongside ethnic strains. A physician who handled him stated Mr. Ivanovic had been shot 5 occasions within the higher physique.
The police responded by blockading the Serb-majority northern a part of the town as they looked for the gunman. The Kosovo authorities issued a press release condemning the killing, which it stated “challenges the rule of regulation and any try to determine order all through the complete territory of Kosovo.”
President Aleksandar Vucic of Serbia referred to as a gathering of his safety council, and he was scheduled to deal with the nation in response to the killing.
Kosovo broke away from Serbia, preventing a conflict for independence in 1998 and 1999, however Serbia has refused to recognize it as a separate nation. Mr. Ivanovic served for a number of years because the chief of the Serbian Ministry for Kosovo.
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