03/08/2012 19:51 GMT
SKOPJE, March 8, 2012 (AFP) - Ten people were injured in a series of violent attacks in the Macedonian capital, raising fears of rising tensions between ethnic Macedonian and Albanian communities, officials said Thursday.
Interior Minister Gordana Jankulovska strongly condemned the violence in the former Yugoslav republic, which took place overnight Wednesday-Thursday.
"It can not be excluded that someone wants inter-ethnic relations to deteriorate" he said. "The violence will not be tolerated."