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Ethnic Clash In Kosovo After Serb Sport Defeat

Turkish players celebrating the win over Serbia
Ethnic Serbs and Albanians clashed in the ethnically divided city of Mitrovica in northern Kosovo.

Trouble started when youth from the mainly ethnic Albanian south of the city celebrated Turkey's victory over Serbia at the World Basketball Championship.

Chanting "Turkey, Turkey," the youth tried to cross a bridge into the mainly ethnic Serbian northern part of the city. That sparked stone throwing and local and European Union police had to intervene to keep the two sides apart.

A spokesman for NATO in Kosovo said two NATO soldiers were slightly wounded in the clashes. And an EU spokeswoman, Karin Limdal, said a French police officer serving with the EU police and justice mission (EULEX) in Kosovo was shot in the leg.

compiled from agency reports