AFP, April 28, 2001
Car bomb explodes in Pristina, no casualties
PRISTINA, Yugoslavia, April 28 (AFP) -
A car bomb exploded in the capital of the UN-run Serbian province of Kosovo Saturday, but no casualties were reported, KFOR said.
"An Audi car with Kosovar registration plates exploded in front of the New York cafe," said KFOR spokesman Axel Jandesek. He said there were "no injuries reported."
KFOR explosive experts have gone to the scene, Jandesek said.
On April 18 a bomb blast outside government offices in central Pristina killed the head of the Yugoslav passport office and injured four other people.
In February, 11 people were killed, including a couple in their 20s and their two-year-old child, when a bomb blew up a convoy of Serbs travelling to Kosovo.
Kosovo's minority Serbs have been targets of numerous attacks by the province's ethnic Albanian majority after Yugoslav forces withdrew last year following two and a half months of NATO air strikes.
More than 200,000 Serbs and other non-Albanians have fled Kosovo fearing reprisals and violence of the Albanian majority in the province, international aid officials said.
An estimated 110,000 Serbs remain in Kosovo under tight NATO guard, mostly in isolated enclaves surrounded by ethnic Albanians who are hostile to them.
About several hundred of them who have remained in Pristina, live under KFOR protection, and are usually escorted to work.
UN officials said Serbs were being ruthlessly hunted down in Kosovo and warned Albanians in the province they risk losing international support if the killing does not stop.