Kosovo Deports Serbian Official

On March 26 Kosovo authorities deported Marko Djuric, the head of Serbia’s Office for Kosovo, after police arrested him in North Mitrovica for illegally entering the country.

Kosovo deported Marko Djuric, the head of Serbia’s Office for Kosovo, after police arrested him in North Mitrovica for illegally entering the country.

Djuric and Serbian Defence Minister Aleksandar Vulin were banned from entering Kosovo by the Kosovo Foreign Ministry.

Following reports that Djuric had attended a town hall meeting in North Mitrovica, Police Special Forces intervened and arrested him.

“Based on his refused entry to the Republic of Kosovo, the Kosovo Police has removed the same individual from the territory of the Republic of Kosovo,” the police stated.

A doctor in northern Kosovo said 32 people have been injured, including five seriously, during clashes with Kosovo police during the arrest of a Djuric, the Associated Press reported.

Doctor Milan Ivanovic said on Monday the injured have been treated in a local hospital in the divided town of Mitrovica and discharged.

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Behgjet Pacolli said the police acted according to the country’s laws.

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