news: KOSOVO

President survives bomb attack

Kosovo’s President survived a roadside bomb attack. The assassination attempt came as Ibrahim Rugova drove to meet visiting EU Foreign Policy Chief, Javier Solana. The blast was caused by an explosive device planted in a rubbish bin and was so strong it broke windows on the fifth floor of a nearby building. Rugova said: “Thank God I’m alive, because the same thing happened a year ago. Unfortunately, there are still people who want to destabilise Kosovo. I condemn this act and people who do these things must be stopped.”