Albanian attack on Serb children in Kosovo
- 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
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.