Incident Summary:

11/06/1998: Serbian policemen Ilija Vujosevic and Dejan Djatlov from the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) Police Force were kidnapped, tortured and later killed on the road between Malisevo and Orlate in Kosovo Province. The perpetrators were believed to be from the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA).




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:

Kosovo and Metohija

Near Malisevo

Location Details:
This incident occurred on the road between Malisevo and Orlate.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) Police
Specific Description Ilija Vujosevic and Dejan Djatlov
Nationality of Target Serbia-Montenegro
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 2
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 2
Outcome Hostage(s) killed (not during rescue attempt)
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“‘Terrorists’ Said to Torture, Kill Serbian Policemen,” Belgrade Tanjug Domestic Service, November 9, 1998.