Incident Summary:

08/28/2016: An assailant threw a grenade at the residence of Mentor Shala in Pristina, Kosovo. Shala, the Radio Television of Kosovo (RTK) general director, was not harmed as there were no reported casualties in the blast. The Rugovasit Group claimed responsibility for the attack and demanded that Shala leave his job.

GTD ID:
201608280043

When:
2016-08-28

Country:
Kosovo

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Pristina

City:
Pristina

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity Radio Television of Kosovo (RTK)
Specific Description Residence of General Director: Mentor Shala
Nationality of Target Kosovo
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
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
Rugovasit Group Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
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
Sources
"Head of public broadcaster attacked, threatened in Kosovo," Committee to Protect Journalists, August 30, 2016.
"Kosovo: IFJ/EFJ condemns a second attack on public broadcaster (IFJ - International Federation of Journalists)," World News Network, August 29, 2016.