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Gunmen Injure 3 Border Police In Kosovo

Three border police officers have been wounded in northern Kosovo when gunmen opened fire on their vehicle.

The attack occurred late on March 31 near the village of Banja in a predominantly ethnic Serb part Kosovo.

Police spokesman Besim Hoti said a border police vehicle was "ambushed" while it drove along a road leading to Serbia.

Hoti said the injuries to the police are not life-threatening.

The incident took place the same day that EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton hosted a meeting between Kosovar Prime Minister Hashim Thaci and Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic to discuss an EU-brokered deal on a normalization of relations between Kosovo and Serbia.

Belgrade and most Kosovar Serbs don't recognize Kosovo's 2008 declaration of independence from Serbia.

More than 100 countries and most EU members have recognized Kosovo as an independent state.
Based on reporting by AP and AFP

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