Incident Summary:

12/22/1998: Two people wounded when two attackers stormed a café in Kosovoska Mitrovica, Kosovo, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY), and open fired. Officials stated that this attack, which targeted Lulzim Ademi, a member of the local security force, might have been carried out by ethnic Albanian separatists.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:

Kosovo (Province)

Kosovska Mitrovica

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity
Specific Description Café in Kosovoska Mitrovica, Serbia and Montenegro
Nationality of Target Serbia-Montenegro
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) Local Security Forces
Specific Description Lulzim Ademi, Local Security Forces Officer
Nationality of Target Serbia-Montenegro
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
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 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
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 0
“Two Wounded in Café Shooting in Kosovo,” Belgrade Tanjug Domestic Service, December 23, 1998.
Misha Savic, “One dead, three wounded in Kosovo violence,” Associated Press Worldstream, December 23, 1998.