Explosion destroys car in Kosovo's north

Police launched an investigation and were looking for suspects,

Explosion destroys car in Kosovo's north
A powerful explosion destroyed a car Tuesday in Kosovo's tense north, an area dominated by the Serb minority, which opposes independence for Kosovo, police said.

An explosive device was detonated overnight under a car belonging to a Serb member of Kosovo's police force, police spokesman Besim Hoti said. No one was hurt.

The blast took place in the northern part of the ethnically divided town of Mitrovica, which is split between ethnic Albanians and Serbs.

Police launched an investigation and were looking for suspects, Hoti said.

Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in February, and has won recognition from the U.S. and most EU nations. But Serbia and Russia have declared the move illegal, and do not recognized Kosovo as an independent country.

Kosovo's constitution came into force June 15, giving the Kosovo government authority over the former Serbian province after nine years of U.N. administration.


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