UN police arrest two Kosovo murder suspects
In a raid on three apartments in Northern Mitrovica, special teams of the United Nations police detained two Kosovo Serbs suspected in the grenade-attack murder of a Kosovo Albanian in February 2000.
The arrests followed an two-year investigation of a period of brief but intense violence in Northern Mitrovica in 2000, when several Albanians were killed and more than a dozen Serbs were seriously injured.
The arrests, which took place early this morning, were carried out on a warrant issued by an international judge. Because no charges have yet been filed, the names of those arrested have not been released.
A short time after the arrests, the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) reported protests staged by the local population. The protesters threw stones at UNMIK police vehicles and soldiers, and the North Mitrovica police station was briefly surrounded, but the situation is now calm, according to the mission.