Incident Summary:

05/12/2001: An Albanian girl was wounded by shrapnel from a projectile fired by Albanian extremists. The girl, Ruzdija Ibrahimi, was wounded near Oraovica, near Presevo, in southern Serbia. Albanian rebels from Liberation Army for Presevo, Medvedja and Bujanovac (UCPMB) were responsible for this attack.

GTD ID:
200105120001

When:
2001-05-12

Country:
Yugoslavia

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Pcinja (District)

City:
Oraovica

Location Details:
The incident occurred near Oraovica.

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 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) Military
Specific Description Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) Military positions in southern Serbia
Nationality of Target Serbia-Montenegro
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Civilians near near Oraovica, near Presevo, in southern 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
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
Liberation Army for Presevo, Medvedja and Bujanovac (UCPMB) 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
"Yugoslav Army Says Albanian Rebels Fire 'More than 100' Mortars in Southern Serbia,” Paris Agence France Presse (North European Service), May 12, 2001."
"South Serbia: Albanian girl wounded in rebels' attack on Yugoslav positions,” Belgrade FoNet, May 12, 2001."
"Yugoslav forces come under heavy attack by armed Albanians in southern Serbia,” Belgrade Radio B92, May 12, 2001."