Bomb attack against Kosovo Radio Television building

Bomb attack against Kosovo Radio Television building

An organization called “Rugovasit” assumes responsibility for the explosion

Pristina, 23 August 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

A powerful blast has occurred at the Kosovo Radio Television building, spreading panic among its employees.

This blast happened in the early hours of Tuesday (23.08), IBNA reports. The offensive bomb was thrown on the transmitter of the TV waves of the state owned TV channel RTK.

Police have surrounded RTK, but no details have been yet given on the incident which caused no casualties.

Meanwhile, a group called “Rugovasit” has assumed responsibility for the attack taken place in the premises of the public television network. This group issued a statement saying that the reason why they attacked RTK relates to the fact that this TV network has ranked itself on the side of the government, publishing news in favor of the demarcation with Montenegro.

RTK’s union condemned the attack considering it an ugly act.

“Unidentified persons have attacked RTK’s building with hand grenades, when many of our colleagues were at their work place. Fortunately, none of them was hurt”, the Union said. The Union demands for the authors of the attack to be identified.

The Association of the Journalists of Kosovo also condemned the attack saying that this attack aimed at spreading fear among journalists. AGK says that law enforcement agencies must not allow such thing. /