Kosovo police

Police clear unexploded grenade in north Kosovska Mitrovica

KOSOVSKA MITROVICA - The Kosovo police used a controlled explosion to neutralise an unexploded hand grenade in northern Kosovska Mitrovica on Saturday, in an area mostly populated by Serbs.

The hand grenade was discovered early on Saturday outside the entrance to a jewelry shop in the Ivo Lola Ribar street, according to Tanjug's reporter at the scene.

One vehicle burned down, another damaged in K.Mitrovica fire

KOSOVSKA MITROVICA - One passenger vehicle was burned down and another was damaged in Kosovska Mitrovica late Thursday in what was most likely an arson attack, the Kosovo police told Tanjug.

Regional police chief Zeljko Bojic told Tanjug that a Fiat Stilo, owned by a Kosovo Serb who works at the local prison, was torched at about 11 pm.

Arrested Imam Faces Terrorism Charges in Kosovo

Kosovo Police said the unnamed imam arrested in Gjilan was suspected of “encouraging jihad”, meaning “holy war”. They also said they found the cleric hiding in woods near his home.

Both arrested persons have allegedly recruited people for terrorist purposes and incited racial, religious and ethnic hatred.

Kosovo President Hails Round-up of Suspected Militants

The President of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga, on Monday praised the country's police for rounding up 40 suspected Islamist militants, saying that “Kosovo will not be a shelter for extremism.”

“We will never allow our country to become a source of criminal and terrorist acts that threaten peace and stability,” she said.