Incident Summary:

12/27/1998: Three gypsies in the Sitnica district of Kosovoska Mitrovica, Kosovo, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY), were killed by three members of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA). No further information was provided on this incident.

GTD ID:
199812270001

When:
1998-12-27

Country:
Yugoslavia

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Kosovo (Province)

City:
Kosovska Mitrovica

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Three gypsies in Kosovoska Mitrovica
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) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
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
Sources
“Kosovo Rebels Said To Kill 3 Romani in Mitrovica,” Radio B92, December 27, 1998.
Misha Savic, “Kosovo torn by fighting; top U.S. monitor still hopeful for peace,” The Associated Press, December 27, 1998.