Monday, January 28, 2008

Policeman Markovski killed in drive-by shooting

Ministry of Interior announced Friday that the policeman, who was killed in yesterday's attack on police vehicle carrying members of special police unit Tigers, has been identified as 40-year-old Zoran Markovski.

The gunmen opened fire on police patrol jeep Land Rover from a moving civilian vehicle and then fled the scene. The shooting took place near petrol station Makpetrol in Skopje's district Avtokomanda on Thursday afternoon.

The attack left three policemen injured. Markovski died on the way to hospital.

The police believe that the car they have recovered late Thursday - Opel Vectra - was used by gunmen. The car was found just outside the village of Aracinovo. The police found two automatic rifles, one heavy machine-gun, one hand-mortar and several shells of firearms, as they scoured the car for clues. The car had fake license plates.

Police sources told Makfax news agency that the gunmen are still on the run.

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