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
"Kosovo Rebels try to Thwart Milosevic-Holbrooke Accord: Serbs,” Agence France Presse, October 18, 1998."
Jeffrey Ulbrich, “Serbs May Be Redeploying in Kosovo,” The Associated Press Online, October 18, 1998.
Jeffrey, Ulbrich, “Men of Peace Arrive as Attacks Continue in War-Torn Kosovo,” The Associated Press, October 18, 1998.