Kosovo Serb leader shot dead in divided town of Mitrovica

Kosovo Serb leader shot dead in divided town of MitrovicaBy Fatos Bytyci and Ivana Sekularac PRISTINA/BELGRADE (Reuters) – Kosovo Serb leader Oliver Ivanovic, who was standing trial over the killings of ethnic Albanians during the 1998-99 war, was shot dead on Tuesday in what Serbia called an act of terrorism. The killing increased tension between Kosovo and Serbia, and a round of European Union-sponsored dialogue on normalizing relations that was due to take place in Brussels was suspended at Belgrade’s request. The European Union, NATO and the United States urged both sides to remain calm, and Kosovo’s authorities to bring the killers to justice.


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