Incident Summary:

12/12/1999: Unknown individuals fired nine mortar rounds on the predominantly Serb village Partes, in the Gnjilane District, Kosovo. There were no reported injuries as a result of the attack. Local radio operators blamed the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) for the attack.

GTD ID:
199912120001

When:
1999-12-12

Country:
Kosovo

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Kosovo

City:
Partes

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 of Partes
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 Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
The assailants fired mortars on the village.
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 Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities Unknown
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
“Tanjug: 'Extremists' Fire Mortars at Gnjilane Village,” Tanjug, December 12, 1999.
“Serb Killed in Armed Attack in Kosovo,” The Associated Press, December 12, 1999.
“Kosovo Serbs Block Road in Protest Against Mortar Attacks on Village,” SRNA News Agency, December 12, 1999.