Petkovic: Attack on Serb youths a murder attempt

BELGRADE - The head of the Serbian government Office for Kosovo-Metohija Petar Petkovic said Friday's armed attack on two Kosovo Serb youths at Gotovusa, near Strpce, was "an attempt of murder" and noted that someone had "wanted to give the Serbs a bloody Christmas."

He said that, according to locals, the two had been shot at by an ethnic Albanian from a moving vehicle.

"Milos and Stefan have exit wounds. They were shot at while they were carrying Yule logs. Someone wanted to give us a bloody Christmas," Petkovic wrote in a Twitter post.

In a statement, the Office for Kosovo-Metohija said the attack had been unprovoked and that the two youths - who are males and relatives aged 11 and 21 - were walking by the side of the road and carrying Yule logs at the time the attacker, who is a local, shot bursts of fire at them.

The Office demanded an urgent and...

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