Incident Summary:

03/01/1998: Albanian separatists used firearms and explosives to ambush police near Glogovac in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY). Four police were killed and two were injured from this attack. The police also killed 16 perpetrators, however reports did not provide further details.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:

Kosovo and Metohija

Near Glogovac

Location Details:
This incident occurred near Glogovac.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) Police
Specific Description Police officers near Glogovac
Nationality of Target Serbia-Montenegro
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information Reports stated that Albanian separatists were responsible for this attack, however group and/or individual names were not disclosed.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 5
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 20 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 20
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 16
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“Albanian separatists vow multiple vengeance,” Agence France Presse, March 4, 1998.
“Pristina: beating them,” Associated Press Worldstream, March 2, 1998.