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Albanian attack on Serb children in Kosovo

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  • Bojan Mitich
    Serbia declares August 15 day of mourning for Gorazdevac victims August 14, 2003 Belgrade, Aug 14, 2003 - The Serbian government decided on Thursday to declare
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      Serbia declares August 15 day of mourning for Gorazdevac victims
      August 14, 2003

      Belgrade, Aug 14, 2003 - The Serbian government decided on Thursday to
      declare August 15 a day of mourning for the victims of Wednesday's terrorist
      attack in Kosovo-Metohia, in which two Serb children were killed and six
      others were injured by ethnic Albanians.
      At Thursday's session, which began with a minute's silence for the victims,
      the Serbian government agreed to introduce special security measures on the
      administrative border with Kosovo-Metohia in order to protect the
      population.
      The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the state union has said that head of
      Serbia-Montenegro's mission to the United Nations Katarina Lalic-Smajevic
      has called for an urgent session of the UN Security Council and demanded
      more efficient measures to stop ethnic-Albanian violence in Kosovo-Metohia.
      Several thousand Serbs from Gorazdevac, Gracanica, Kosovska Mitrovica, Zubin
      Potok, Osojane, and Leposavic demonstrated on Thursday against the terrorist
      attack on Serb children. A group of Serb children were fired upon with a
      machine gun whilst swimming in the river Bistrica on Wednesday.
      Of the six injured Serbs, a 15-year old boy, Bogdan Bukumirovic, is in the
      most critical condition. He was transferred last night to Belgrade's
      Military-Medical Academy (VMA), where he was visited by Serbian Prime
      Minister Zoran Zivkovic and Head of the Coordinating Centre for
      Kosovo-Metohia Nebojsa Covic. According to VMA, Bukumirovic underwent
      surgery this morning, but remains in an unstable condition.
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