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Tension in Kosovo after an Albanian Shot two Serbian Boys

The Albanian, who wounded two Serbs with an automatic weapon in the Kosovo village of Gotovusa, has been arrested, "Kurir" reported. The suspect has the initials A.K and is 33 years old.

Yesterday, an 11-year-old boy and a 21-year-old youth were injured in the village of Gotovusa near the town of Shterpce by a passing car. Both were taken to hospital with moderate injuries.

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.

Pristina extends house arrest for Pantic by two months

PRISTINA - A basic court in Pristina on Thursday extended by two months the house arrest for Dejan Pantic, a Kosovo-Metohija Serb who is a former Kosovo Police officer.

In a statement, the court said a preliminary proceedings judge had granted a request by the special prosecutor's office that Pantic's house arrest be extended until March 9, Pristina's Koha ditore reports.

Slovak ministry: Any change of position to depend on Belgrade-Pristina normalisa

BELGRADE - In a comment on Pristina's EU membership bid, the Foreign Ministry of Slovakia says any change in Bratislava's position on the self-declared independence of the so-called Kosovo will depend on normalisation of Belgrade-Pristina relations.

Slovakia does not recognise the so-called Kosovo.