Incident Summary:

12/20/1998: Suspected Albanian separatists attacked a Serb police patrol in Pristina, central Kosovo, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY). Two perpetrators were injured during the attack and six were captured by police.

GTD ID:
199812200002

When:
1998-12-20

Country:
Yugoslavia

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Kosovo (Province)

City:
Near Glogovac

Location Details:
This incident occurred along the province's main east-west road west of Pristina.

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 in Pristina
Nationality of Target Serbia-Montenegro
Additional Information
Hostages 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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 6
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 2
Sources
“Police Come Under Attack On Kosovo Road,” Belgrade Tanjug Domestic Service, December 20, 1998.
Misha Savic, “Kosovo Rebels Attack Serb Police,” Associated Press Online, December 20, 1998.