Kurti: Attack in Banjska part of larger plan to annex northern Kosovo

Aljbin Kurti (Tanjug via AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti said the Kosovo Police has confirmed that the “terrorist attack” in Banjska, Zvecan municipality in northern Kosovo, was part of a larger plan to annex the north of Kosovo.

“Based on confiscated documentation, the Kosovo Police have confirmed that the terrorist attack was part of a larger plan to annex the north of Kosova via a coordinated attack on 37 distinct positions. Establishing a corridor to Serbia would follow, to enable supply of arms and troops,” Kurti said in a post on X (formerly Twitter).

Kosovo Internal Affairs Minister Xhelal Svecla told a media conference that “Serbia’s terrorist attack” in Banjska was aimed at the annexation of northern Kosovo, the Kosovo media reported.

He said the preparations for the attack were carried out in Serbia, which can be seen from the drone footage seized from the Serb group.

A Kosovo police officer was killed on September 24 in an attack by a group of Serbs led by former deputy leader of the Belgrade-backed Serb List Milan Radoicic, following which the Kosovo police killed three attackers and arrested six in what they called “an anti-terrorist operation.” The others, including Radoicic, fled to Serbia.