Thursday, November 08, 2007

Police launch major operation in Tetovo area

Police special units launched a major operation Wednesday morning in the village of Brodec, Shara Mountain, amid a skirmish with gunmen.

In a statement for Makfax news agency, police source could not confirm or deny the shooting spree in Tetovo area.

Shooting is underway in the village of Brodec and the locals cannot leave the village that has been sealed by police, Makfax said, citing statements by local residents in the mountainous village of Brodec.

A number of special police forces and armored personnel transporters were dispatched in the village of Brodec.

According to unofficial sources, the police operation is aimed at arresting a group of gunmen led by Lirim Jakupi, a fugitive who had escaped recently from Kosovo's Dubrava prison.

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