Incident Summary:

10/22/1998: Perpetrators ambushed a military convoy in Pristina, Kosovo, killing a Yugoslav soldier and wounding another. Members of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) were blamed for the attack.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:

Kosovo and Metohija

Near Careva Cesma

Location Details:
This incident occurred outside of Pristina.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) Defense Ministry
Specific Description FRY Soldiers in Pristina, Kosovo
Nationality of Target Serbia-Montenegro
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
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 Dragisa Stojcevic, 19, was killed in the attack and Corporal Miljan Brankovic, 20, was seriously wounded.
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 1 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“Tanjug: FRY Soldier Killed as Kosovo Rebels Ambush Convoy”, Belgrade Tanjug Domestic Service in Serbo-Croatian, October 23, 1998.
“Yugoslav soldier killed in Kosovo”, Agence France Presse, October 23, 1998.
“Yugoslav soldier killed in Kosovo ambush”, Agence France Presse, October 23, 1998.