Insurgency in the Republic of Macedonia

Macedonia Claims Kosovo Albanians Attacked Border Post

Macedonian police on Tuesday said a group of 40 armed and masked gunmen wearing the markings of an Albanian paramilitary unit, the National Liberation Army, NLA, stormed a police outpost near Kosovo at 2.30 am Tuesday.

Police Spokesperson Ivo Kotevski told a press conference in Skopje that a "terrorist attack" had taken place.

"Terrorists with KLA insignia" seize police outpost

"Terrorists with KLA insignia" seize police outpost

SKOPJE -- 40 armed and masked persons wearing the insignia of the KLA early on Tuesday seized a police outpost in the Macedonian village of Gosnice, Lipkovo municipality.

The KLA (Albanian: UCK) is the now disbanded so-called Kosovo Liberation Army. The Lipkovo municipality is located in northern Macedonia.

Albanian group claims responsibility for attack on govt. HQ

Albanian group claims responsibility for attack on govt. HQ

A group calling itself the National Liberation Army has claimed responsibility for Saturday's explosion in front of the Macedonian government HQ in Skopje.

This has been reported by the Albanian language, Pristina-based daily Koha Ditore.

Brawl Reported at Macedonian Party Congress

Albanian-language media in Macedonia have reported an exchange of punches between two rival groups at Tuesday's congress of the DUI in the town of Struga, which apparently left one man in hospital with head injuries.

The party itself has stayed silent. Its spokesperson, Bujar Osmani, was not available for comment on Wednesday. The police said no incident was reported.

Macedonia’s New Monuments ‘Fuel Ethnic Divisions’

Macedonian NGO Civil - Centre for Freedom, which is launching the report called ‘Reality Check' on Monday in the ethnically-mixed north-western town of Tetovo, said that the recent drive to build scores of new monuments could be a "ticking bomb for inter-ethnic violence" in the future.