Incident Summary:

03/28/2001: Suspected militant Albanians attacked a Joint Yugoslav Security Forces checkpoint in Cerevajka, Serbia and Montenegro. The attackers injured one Serbian policeman, Djordje Zarin, in the leg with automatic weapons fire. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
200103280004

When:
2001-03-28

Country:
Yugoslavia

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Presevo (Municipality)

City:
Cerevajka

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Joint Yugoslav Security Forces
Specific Description Joint Yugoslav Security Forces police checkpoint in Cerevajka
Nationality of Target Serbia-Montenegro
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
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 report on the incident indicated that automatic mortars were used in the attack. The weapons have been classified in this database as automatic weapons.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Albanian extremists (suspected) No
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
Serb Officer Wounded in Albanian Attack on Police Checkpoint Near Presevo,” Belgrade Tanjug, March 28, 2001.