Serb police deny responsibility for killings
Colonel Bozidar Filic said police had been unaware of the killings at Gornje Obrinje, 30 km (20 miles) west of Pristina, and were investigating, BETA news agency reported.
The bodies, including those of women, children and old people, were seen by Western reporters and international observers on Tuesday.
A surviving member of the ethnic Albanian Delija family to whom the victims belonged said the killings were carried out last Saturday by men wearing Serb police or Yugoslav army uniforms.
Serb security forces have been fighting
separatist ethnic Albanan guerrillas of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA)
in the area.
Filic said police learned of the killings from foreign media reports.
He said it was impossible police were responsible because "police units which took part in breaking up terrorist bands were under the direct command of their superior officers who submitted regular reports about their activities".
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