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Kosovo: Police In Massive Search For Shooters

Pristina, 14 August 2003 (RFE/RL) -- Hundreds of UN police have been searching in northwestern Kosovo for the gunmen who yesterday shot dead two Serbian teenagers and wounded four others. Police are reported to have cordoned off the scene of the attack, at a river near Zahac, some 60 kilometers west of the provincial capital Pristina.

The youths, from the Serbian enclave of Gorazdevac, were swimming in the river when gunmen opened fire from nearby bushes.

Andrea Angeli, spokesman for the UN mission in Kosovo, told RFE/RL that authorities have no suspects so far. "Initially, we have some 300 officers who are conducting an intensive search all around the area. At the moment we don't have any suspects and no arrests have been made," he said.

Serbian political leaders in Belgrade have condemned the killings and called for the UN Security Council to take action to provide more security for Kosovo's minority Serbs.

The murders occurred shortly after Kosovo's new UN administrator, Harri Holkeri, arrived in the province for the first time to meet local and international officials. Holkeri was continuing his visit today.