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Serbs storm N Kosovo police station, free prisoner

March 13, 2014

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The European Union police and justice mission in Kosovo says about a dozen Serbs stormed a police station in a northern town and freed a fellow Serb accused of serious crimes.

Kosovo authorities said at least two policemen were injured in the raid in Zubin Potok and the police station, manned by Serb policemen, was damaged.

The area is controlled by the Serb minority, which refuses to deal with ethnic Albanians and sees Western-backed organizations such as the EU mission, known as EULEX, and NATO as supportive of Kosovo’s 2008 secession from Serbia.

No details were given about the offences allegedly committed by the fugitive, Slobodan Sovrlic.

Serbs collaborating with Kosovo authorities have often been targeted by extremists and labelled as traitors.

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