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Turkey's victory over Serbia sparks Kosovo clash

Turkey's victory over Serbia sparks Kosovo clash

Police say ethnic Albanians and Serbs clashed in Kosovo's ethnically divided city of Mitrovica after Turkey defeated Serbia in the semifinals of the basketball world championship.
Police spokesman Besim Hoti says ethnic Albanians and Serbs pelted each other with stones Saturday when "Albanians started celebrating Turkey's victory."
An Associated Press reporter heard gunshots and said police used tear gas to disperse the crowds surging toward the bridge that halves the city into the majority ethnic Albanian and minority Serb part.
Doctors in the Serb-run north said a Serb youth was shot and wounded.
Hoti could not confirm the reports, but said European Union police and NATO peacekeepers were called in to secure the bridge.


Updated : 2021-03-09 15:49 GMT+08:00