Incident Summary:

02/06/2001: Two sniper bullets were fired at a convoy of vehicles in which a US diplomatic delegation was touring the villages of Veliki Trnovac and Lucane on the border of the buffer zone in Kosovo. The US Ambassador in Belgrade, William Montgomery, was among those in the diplomatic convoy. The bullets did not strike any of the vehicles, but the US delegation returned to Bujanovac. No group claimed responsibility for the shootings, but the Liberation Army for Presevo, Medvedja and Bujanovac (Ushtria Çlirimtare e Preshevës, Medvegjës dhe Bujanocit - UCPMB) was suspected of perpetrating the attack.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:

Republika Srpska


Location Details:
Near Veliki Trnovac and Lucane on the border of the buffer zone in Kosovo

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity American Diplomatic Convoy
Specific Description American Diplomat, James Pardew, and American Ambassador to Yugoslavia, William Montgomery
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Rifle/Shotgun (non-automatic)
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
Liberation Army for Presevo, Medvedja and Bujanovac (UCPMB) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
“Serbian 'Police Source' Says 2 Sniper Bullets Fired at US Diplomats in S Serbia,” BETA, February 6, 2001.
“Southern Serbia: armed Albanians fire shots at American officials,” Radio B92, February 6, 2001.