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UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK): 03 Feb 2000

Situation Report
Originally published
Day 179
Humanitarian assistance

Secretary-General condemns attack on United Nations bus in Kosovo: Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called on all the people of Kosovo to join him in denouncing the "heinous" attack on a United Nations bus, in which two people were killed yesterday. A statement issued by his spokesman in New York said the Secretary-General was "deeply saddened" by the incident in which two elderly persons were killed and five persons injured when an anti-tank rocket struck a UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) bus carrying 49 passengers between Mitrovica and Banja. Meanwhile, UNHCR Special Envoy Dennis McNamara said in Pristina that UNHCR was suspending all its bus lines operating in Kosovo while the attack was being investigated. UNHCR has been shuttling thousands of Kosovo civilians weekly between isolated communities across the province on eight different routes, all escorted by KFOR personnel. This was the first incident of its kind.

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