Incident Summary:

01/02/2001: A Serbian Policeman wounded in a rocket attack by armed Albanians near the southern city of Vranje. The attack was launched somewhere between the villages of Djordjevac and Car. The policeman was the only reported injury.

GTD ID:
200101020003

When:
2001-01-02

Country:
Yugoslavia

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Vranje (Municipality)

City:
Vranje

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Serbian police force
Specific Description Vranje policeman
Nationality of Target Serbia-Montenegro
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
They launched 10 to 15 rockets.
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
Additional Information The group is only referred to as armed Albanians and not specifically the Albanian National Army. Also it is very possible that the actual target may have been the Serbian Interior Minister who left the target minutes before the attack.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“Serbian Policeman Wounded in Rocket Attack by Armed Albanians in Southern Serbia,” SRNA, January 2, 2001.
“Serbian Policeman Wounded ‘Lightly’ in ‘Terrorist’ Mortar Attack in S Serbia,” Tanjug, January 2, 2001.