Incident Summary:

12/04/1999: A Kosovo-Serbian woman, Blagica Vasic, was killed and her husband and son slightly injured in a bomb attack in Cernice, Kosovo. Local citizens believed the attack was carried out by the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA). Reports stated that Vasic's as well as three other homes were destroyed in the attack and numerous surrounding buildings received minor damage.

GTD ID:
199912040001

When:
1999-12-04

Country:
Kosovo

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Kosovo

City:
Cerrnice

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Civilians in Cernice, Kosovo
Nationality of Target Serbia-Montenegro
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive 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 Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
Sources
“KFOR Reports 'Bomb Attack' on Serb House Near Gnjilane,” Agence France Presse, December 04, 1999.
“Serb woman said killed in bomb explosion in eastern Kosovo,” SRNA News Agency, December 04, 1999.