Incident Summary:

11/06/1998: Five Albanian perpetrators were killed in an attack on a police patrol in the village of Opterusa, Kosovo. The attackers, wearing camouflage fatigues with the insignia of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), were armed with automatic rifles and grenade launchers.

GTD ID:
199811060003

When:
1998-11-06

Country:
Yugoslavia

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Kosovo (Province)

City:
Opterusa

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) Police
Specific Description FRY police patrol at the village of Opterusa, 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
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 5 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 5
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 5
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“Five Kosovo Albanians Killed in Attack on Police Patrol,” Belgrade Tanjug, November 6, 1998.