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UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK): 29 Nov 1999

Civil Administration
UNMIK and KFOR strongly condemn attack on Serb family: Head of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) Bernard Kouchner today described as "outrageous and cowardly" the attack on three Serb residents of Pristina in the early hours of this morning, which left a 62-year-old man dead and his wife and mother-in-law severely beaten. The incident, which happened as thousands of ethnic Albanians were celebrating their "Flag Day", involved a crowd of mainly young people who surrounded, overturned and burned the car of the three Pristina residents. The man was shot to death. Commander of the Kosovo Force (KFOR) General Klaus Reinhardt also condmened the incident.

UNMIK Police reported that over the past 24 hours there were three other murders, one in Pristina and two in Gnjilane. In Podujevo, the police also reported an incident in which one man died of gunshots. A dead body was also found in the Roman community northeast of Pristina, another off a road leading to Kosovo Polje, and another in Podujevo. Also in Podujevo, a vehicle belonging to a Serb was set on fire.

Pristina's central heating goes into operation: Dr. Bernard Kouchner, Head of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK, turned on the Pristina Central Heating Plant on Saturday, four days ahead of schedule, following the early completion of repairs. Heating from the plant should reduce the demand in the city on electrical power by 40 per cent, UNMIK said in a press. The plant is heating hospitals, schools and homes in the city. Dr. Kouchner said the plant will help keep 400,000 residents warm this winter.