Incident Summary:

01/26/2001: Armed Albanians killed one in their attack on Presevo Valley, Serbia. Their attack was aimed at the main road that links Serbia to the Yugoslav Republic. Snipers, heavy machine guns, mortars and hand grenades were all used during the attack.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:

Pcinja (District)


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Yugoslavian soldier
Specific Description Yugoslavian soldier traveling in Serbia
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
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
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
Unknown Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
“Yugoslav Soldier Injured by Rebels Died of Wounds: Army,” Agence France Presse, January 27, 2001.
“Yugoslav Soldiers Dies After Ethnic Albanian Rebel Attack,” Associated Press, January 27, 2001.
“Yugoslav Soldier Dies of Injuries Sustained in Fighting in Southern Serbia,” British Broadcasting Corporation, January 27, 2001.