Parliament of Kosovo attacked in Pristina

Parliament of Kosovo attacked in Pristina

Pristina, 5 August 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Two powerful explosions have occurred last night around 11 pm near the parliament of Kosovo, but without any human casualties.

Immediately after the blast, numerous police forces surrounded parliament. KFOR soldiers, firefighter brigade and ambulances also arrived at the scene.

Police of Kosovo have confirmed that the explosion  has only caused material damages.

Police spokesman Daut Hoxha said that special units have arrived in the location and started an investigation to identify the people involved in this case.

The motives of the attack are still unknown and the authors too. The blast happened at a time when there were still people walking in the Pristina’s promenade.

Alliance for the Future of Kosovo, a party in the opposition, declared in its reaction that this “was an attack against the state, democracy and the citizens of Kosovo”.

“Whoever is behind this attack is against Kosovo and its citizens”, says AAK in its statement, demanding authorities to capture the authors of the attack in order to bring them before justice.

Democratic Party of Kosovo has also reacted through its MP, Blerta Deliu-Kodra.

“The attack against the highest institution in the country is very serious. Attacks such as this one are an attempt to destabilize the lives of the citizens of Kosovo and threaten the stability of the country”, she said.

Meanwhile, six months ago, the parliament building was also attacked by Molotov bombs, but even then, the motives and the perpetrators were not discovered. Official reactions of state leaders are expected to come during the day. /