TIRANA, September 30 – Kosovo’s Prime Minister Albin Kurti said on Saturday that there is a “void that needs filling” along the country’s northern border, despite the “unilateral commitment” made by his predecessor to NATO, preventing the Kosovo Security Force (FSK) from entering this region.
Kurti made these comments during a meeting of the General Council of the Self-Determination Movement (Vetevendosje) on Saturday, almost a week after an attack on the Kosovo Police by armed individuals in Banjska, Zvecan, which resulted in the death of a police officer and the injuring of two.
According to Kurti, they are increasing cooperation with the international partners, including NATO’s presence, and KFOR in the North of Kosovo. “Serbia must be held accountable internationally for this act of aggression against our republic because each time it has gone unpunished for its actions, it has repeated them, and this should not be allowed.”
On September 24, Kosovo Police encountered an armed group while en route to inspect a roadblock near a bridge in Banjska, where a police officer named Afrim Bunjaku lost his life.
The attackers sought refuge in a village monastery and continued to engage with the police, leading to the deaths of three assailants. Three individuals participating in the attack have been apprehended and are presently in pre-trial detention in Pristina.
It is reported that the authorities in Kosovo have handed over the bodies of the 3 Serbs killed during the attack against the police in Banjska to their families. After the completion of the autopsy at the Institute of Forensic Medicine in Pristina, the bodies of the victims were taken by their families, Kosovo media said on Saturday. /argumentum.al