A Kosovo witness in a high-profile murder case narrowly escaped an assassination attempt, officials said. Ramiz Muriqi, a prosecution witness in the trial of five former rebels jailed for illegally detaining and murdering four fellow ethnic Albanians in 1999, was targeted in the attack using an explosive device placed in a manhole. The attack happened early Friday in the western town of Pec when the device was set off as Muriqi drove over the manhole. “This was a cowardly act that we believe was aimed at Muriqi and took place in a densely populated area in Pec, close to a children’s playground,” said Joel Singelton, spokesman for the UN police in the town some 85 kilometers (50 miles) west of the capital Pristina. Singleton said no suspects have been arrested. Full Story
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