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Ten Injured In Violent Attacks In Macedonia

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Authorities say 10 people were injured in a series of overnight attacks in Macedonia's capital, Skopje.

The first attack occurred in a majority Macedonian suburb when a group of masked, hooded youths armed with baseball bats got on a public bus and injured five passengers.

Another group of youths pelted a bus with stones, injuring a driver and two passengers in a majority Albanian suburb.

Two people were slightly injured in a third incident.

Interior Minister Gordana Jankulovska condemned the violence.

Relations between the Macedonian majority and the ethnic Albanian minority remain scarred by an armed conflict in 2001 between Macedonian security forces and ethnic Albanian rebels.

Ethnic Albanians make up some 25 percent of Macedonia's population of 2 million.

The U.S. Embassy in Skopje condemned the violence.

With AFP and local reports
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by: Jack from: US
March 09, 2012 00:38
US government allies - "peaceful" Muslim Albanians in action again
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by: Slatko from: Visegrad
March 09, 2012 16:52
Jack is an uneducated uninformed tool!
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by: Mamuka
March 13, 2012 07:55
That is not a fair comment, Slatko; Jack is never uninformed.

by: Dimi from: Skopje
March 09, 2012 02:57
The way this report is constructed implies that the attackers are Albanians. In fact, the truth is that on Thursday evening at around 8PM, a group of adults of ethnic Macedonian origin broke into a bus carrying ethnic Albanian teenagers, attacking them and inflicting serious body injuries.As a result, 15 ethnic Albanian children were hospitalized, one of which a girl which is still in a coma. The US Embassy has issued a shameful statement, praising the Minister of Interior, which is widely despised by both Macedonians and Albanians for her incompetence.

by: Bob from: Skopje
March 09, 2012 06:14
And why does the author attempt to point the finger at Albanians? There is no evidence of what the ethnicity of the youths was. Perhaps that this is just a group of disgruntled young people with nothing better to do with their time than to reek havoc.

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