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Kosovo: Security Council Condemns Criminal Acts


United Nations, 23 November 2000 (RFE/RL) --The United Nations Security Council has condemned what it calls recent "criminal acts" in Kosovo. The Council met in emergency session after a request from the Yugoslav government. The Security Council released a statement last night at the UN in New York. Early yesterday, one Serb was killed and another injured when a large explosion rocked a building used by the Yugoslav representative in Kosovo.

The UN-led administration in the Serbian province said one man who lived in the house died, but the Yugoslav representative, Stanimir Vukicevic, was not hurt.

Serbian Interior Minister Zoran Zivkovic also said yesterday that Albanian "terrorists" had killed four police officers and injured 13 in attacks over the past three days in Serbia.

The attacks came in a demilitarized zone in the unofficial border region between Kosovo and central Serbia. The Security Council demanded that all sides refrain from further attacks, particularly against minorities. It called on NATO and the UN to take all necessary efforts to prevent further violence.

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