Serbia - Kosovo Tensions High After Leading Kosovo Serb Politician Assassinated

CNN: Leading Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic shot dead outside office

A prominent Kosovo Serb politician, Oliver Ivanovic, was shot dead outside his party offices Tuesday morning, halting talks between Kosovar and Serb delegates that had been set to resume that day.

Ivanovic was shot at least five times outside his office in the Serb-run Kosovar city of Mitrovica, doctors told Serbian State TV RTS.

Emergency services were notified of the attack at 8.17 a.m (2.17 a.m. ET). Ivanovic was transferred to hospital and resuscitated for 45 minutes before doctors confirmed him dead at 9.15 a.m (3.15 a.m. ET).

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WNU Editor: Even though the war ended years ago, the bitterness of that conflict has never died down. This could quickly descend into a tit-for-tat escalation.

More News On The Assassination Of Kosovo Serb Politician Oliver Ivanovic

Oliver Ivanovic, Moderate Kosovo Serb Leader, Is Killed -- New York Times
Top Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic shot dead -- BBC
Serb leader’s death in Kosovo raises Balkan region tensions -- AP
Prominent Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic killed in drive-by shooting -- The Telegraph
Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic shot dead -- Al Jazeera
Serbian President Plans to Visit Kosovo Following Murder of Serb Politician -- Sputnik
Serbia denounces ‘terrorist’ killing of Kosovo Serb politician -- Al Jazeera
Mysterious Balkan Assassination Threatens Regional Peace -- Observer
Who was Oliver Ivanovic, the murdered Serb politician in Kosovo? -- DW

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