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Montenegrin Official Denies Increase in Border Crime, Clashes with 'Terrorists'

Milan Paunovic, head of the Montenegrin Interior Ministry Administration for State Border and Border Affairs, has denied media reports that “armed clashes have occurred between the Montenegrin police and Albanian terrorists from Kosovo.” Such allegations are absolutely untrue and constitute brazen insinuations, Paunovic said in an interview to BETA agency, in connection with claims of some Belgrade media that Montenegrin state border has become less secure since the police have assumed two months ago the control over it from the army. Paunovic admitted that “incidents of cross-border crime have been registered,” but these, as he explained, were “the fruit of an all-encompassing systemic and analytical work of the criminal and border police, who are in charge of it.” [sentence as received] As he explained, “officers of the border and criminal police, in cooperation with security services of neighboring countries, are conducting certain operative checks on a number of individuals linked to ‘international cross-border crime.'” Full Story

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