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Serbia President Chides UN Over 'Unprovoked Violence' in Kosovo


Serbian President Boris Tadic (file photo)

Serbian President Boris Tadic (file photo)

Serbian President Boris Tadic has told the UN Security Council that two bombs hurled at Serbian protesters in Kosovo's northern town of Mitrovica on July 2 were "unprovoked violence."

Tadic warned the "ethnic Albanian" authorities in Kosovo against unilateralism and also warned that Serbia would reevaluate its relations with the "international presence" in Kosovo is such actions continue.

One person was killed and at least 12 others wounded when two bombs were thrown at Serbian protesters.

Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008 after nearly a decade after NATO forces intervened to stop a Serbian campaign against separatist ethnic Albanians in Kosovo.

NATO continues to help provide security in Kosovo.

Kosovo's Foreign Minister Skender Hyseni said Serbia should "stop interfering, stop manipulating Kosovo Serbs."

EU President Herman Van Rompuy recently voiced concern about the apparent escalation of violence in northern Kosovo.

based on RFE/RL and agency reports
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