Kosovo’s north was calm in the morning on Oct. 14, after no police activity or gathering of the locals had been registered during the night, state public broadcaster RTS reported in the morning on Oct. 14.
Barricades which were erected on Oct. 13 in the northern, Serb-dominated part of the ethnically divided town of Kosovska Mitrovica and near the settlement of Rudare near Zvecan have been removed and traffic flow has been restored. Traces of clashes are still visible in the streets of Kosovska Mitrovica – tear gas canisters, stun grenades containers and cartridge cases, while the police have removed several cars set on fire in the evening on Oct. 13.
Several Serbs were injured in the clashes. Srecko Sofronijevic, aged 36, who suffered the heaviest injuries and underwent surgery, is now stable.
The clashes broke out after border police officers, together with police officers, had raided several shops, triggering gatherings of the local citizens, and later on Kosovo special police units arrived.
The Kosovo police have reported that eight officers were injured and several vehicles damaged in the clashes. The police have also said that eight persons have been detained and arrest warrants issued for some ten people, including two Serbs.