One car burned down, another damaged in K. Mitrovica
KOSOVSKA MITROVICA -- One passenger vehicle was burned down and another was damaged in Kosovska Mitrovica late on Thursday.
The incident was "most likely an arson attack," the Kosovo police told Tanjug.
"Jihad inspirator" arrested in Kosovo
PRIŠTINA -- A Muslim cleric described as "one of the main inspirators of Jihad in Kosovo" has been placed under arrest, the Albanian language media in Priština said.
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.
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.
BELGRADE - Marko Djuric, director of the Serbian government's Office for Kosovo-Metohija (KiM), said on Friday that it is necessary to make a plan for the province's economic recovery, as the social and economic situation in KiM is bad, with 60-70 percent of people in the Serb-majority areas being jobless.
Kosovo authorities commemorated the death of Zymberi and inaugurated a new building at the headquarters of the Kosovo Police in Pristina in honour of the police officer who was killed in the north of the country three years ago.
Bajram Rexhepi, outgoing Minister of interior, said “Enver Zymberi symbolizes the actions and the bravery of the Kosovo Police which has done a great job”.
The Community of Serb Municipalities, which represents Serbs in the north, made its threat at a protest in the northern town of Zubin Potok on Monday, held under the slogan “We are All the Same - Who is Next?”