Serb Municipal Building in Northern Kosovo Stoned

Unidentified individuals have stoned the municipal building in the Serb-run northern Kosovo town of Mitrovica but nobody was injured.The stones broke a window on the Serb municipal building in the divided town of Mitrovica, in northern Kosovo, at around midnight.

Two security guards were inside the building at the time of the incident but they were not injured.

The municipal building is situated in the multiethnic neighbourhood of Tri solitera.North Mitrovica Mayor Krstimir Pantic arrived at the scene immediately after the incident.

He told Serbian news agency Tanjug that that UN peacekeepers from KFOR were not in the vicinity of the building late on Wednesday, as is usually the case, nor were members of the police to be seen anywhere.

Northern Kosovo, which borders Serbia, is almost entirely comprised of Serbs, does not recognise Kosovo’s 2008 independence or the ethnic Albanian-led government in Pristina.

The region is under the de-facto control of so-called parallel institutions funded by Belgrade. These parallel institutions include town councils, health authorities, post offices and schools.

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