Incident Summary:

10/17/1998: Three Serb policemen were killed and three others were badly wounded by a grenade attack at a police outpost in Orlate, Kosovo. The Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) was suspected in this incident.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:

Kosovo (Province)


Attack Information
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 FRY police officers at a police outpost in Orlate, Kosovo
Nationality of Target Serbia-Montenegro
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Jeffrey Ulbrich, “Serbs May Be Redeploying in Kosovo,” The Associated Press Online, October 18, 1998.
"Kosovo Rebels try to Thwart Milosevic-Holbrooke Accord: Serbs,” Agence France Presse, October 18, 1998."
Jeffrey, Ulbrich, “Men of Peace Arrive as Attacks Continue in War-Torn Kosovo,” The Associated Press, October 18, 1998.