32 injured, 5 seriously in Kosovo clashes


PRISTINA:The Latest on Kosovo-Serbia tensions. A doctor in northern Kosovo says 32 people have been injured, including five seriously, during clashes with Kosovo police during the arrest of a senior Serbian government official.

Milan Ivanovic said Monday the injured have been treated in a local hospital in the divided town of Mitrovica and discharged. Serbia’s president, Aleksandar Vucic, has said that Marko Djuric, government’s chief negotiator in EU-mediated talks on Kosovo, was beaten when arrested and will be examined in a Serbian hospital.

Kosovo authorities have said that Djuric was expelled from Kosovo after he was released from detention. They say Djuric was arrested earlier Monday for entering the country illegally. Officials say Kosovo police have fired stun grenades and tear gas to disperse protesters in Mitrovica and arrest Djuric.

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