Incident Summary:

2/13/2001: Ethnic Albanians opened fire on a Serbian convoy near Banjica village, Kosovo, Yugoslavia. The convoy was carrying Serbians on a weekly shopping trip to Serbia. One Serbian was killed and two more were injured. Five Albanians were arrested for the shooting.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:

Central Serbia

Near Banjica

Location Details:
Outside of Banjica village, halfway between Urosevac and Strpce

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Serbians that were part of a convoy traveling to Serbia for shopping purposes.
Nationality of Target Yugoslavia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun 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
Additional Information Thousands of Serbians protested the attack on the convoy
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Albanian extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 5
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
"Serb is killed, three wounded in attack on convoy in Kosovo; five ethnic Albanians arrested," Associated Press, February 13, 2001.
"One Serb killed, 3 wounded in gunfire attack on convoy in Kosovo," Xinhua News Agency, February 14, 2001.
"Several thousand Kosovo Serbs demonstrate following Albanian attack on convoy," SRNA News Agency, February 13, 2001.