Kosovo: head of UN mission condemns killing of Albanian family

Kosovo: head of UN mission condemns killing of Albanian family

The head of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) today condemned what he called the "ghastly and horrific killing" of five members of a Kosovo Albanian family last night near Gllogavc/Glogovac.

"The cold-blooded killing of members of the Hajra family is shocking, monstrous and incomprehensive," Hans Haekkerup said in a statement issued in Pristina.

The head of Mission said "this foul murder is not just a tragedy for the Hajra family but for all of Kosovo, once again drawing attention to what is wrong in Kosovo society rather than what is right."

"Such acts of violence threaten the progress toward self-government and a democratic future," Mr. Haekkerup said. "My deepest condolences go out to all those close to the Hajra family at this dark moment."