EU police officer shooting tests fragile Kosovo peace
ReutersPRISTINA, Kosovo--Gunmen shot dead a European Union police officer in a mainly Serb region of Kosovo on Thursday, dealing the mission its first fatality since deploying in 2008 and shaking a fragile accord between the Balkan country and its former master Serbia.
September 20, 2013, 12:21 am TWN
The Lithuanian officer was killed in a northern region where minority ethnic Serbs are growing increasingly nervous over a deal brokered by the EU in April to integrate them with the rest of majority-Albanian Kosovo.
The EU's law and order mission in Kosovo, known as EULEX, said the officer's vehicle “came under fire from unknown persons” at around 7.30 a.m. (0530 GMT) as he returned from a shift at a border crossing with Serbia.