Incident Summary:

11/20/1998: Unidentified assailants launched a rocket at a vehicle carrying six police officers in Prilep Village, Decani Municipality, Kosovo. The assailants also fired automatic weapons at the car, killing two officers and wounding four others. The Kosovo Liberation Army was suspected in this attack.

GTD ID:
199811200001

When:
1998-11-20

Country:
Yugoslavia

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Kosovo (Province)

City:
Prilep

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
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 Six police officers in Prilep, Kosovo
Nationality of Target Serbia-Montenegro
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
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 2 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“'Albanian Extremists' Kill Two, Wound Three Police,” Belgrade BETA, November 20, 1998.