Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Macedonian government building targeted in 'terrorist' act

Skopje - The Macedonia government headquarters in Skopje was the target of terrorist attack early Monday morning, cabinet spokesman Ivica Bocekski said. Bocevski said two rifle-fired grenades were shot at the building in central Skopje early Monday morning, local media reported.

"The government was a target of a terrorist attack," Bocevski said.

No one was injured in the attack and it was not immediately clear whether the missiles had hit the building.

In 2001, Macedonia was on the verge of war between government forces and ethnic Albanian rebels. Several bombs exploded in Skopje amid the conflict, but no injuries were ever inflicted.

The conflict was defused by a peace and reform deal which gave the Albanian minority more rights.

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