In February, a bomb destroyed a bus carrying Serbs to the site of a reputed mass grave. They were hoping to ﬁnd the ﬁnal resting place of relatives kidnapped by the Kosovan Liberation Army (KLA) in the struggle for Kosovo between 1998 and 1999. The bomb, which killed ten people, had been placed on the road shortly before the convoy passed. Two armoured personnel carriers belonging to the Danish KFOR contingent had driven over it prior to detonation. Two Albanian men found near the scene were arrested but they are not thought to have been involved.
In the month prior to the bomb attack, more than a dozen Serb policemen in the Presevo valley region, on the Serbian side of Kosovo’s eastern border, were killed by the so-called Liberation Army of Presevo, Medvedja and Bujanovac (UCPMB). Arms have also been ﬁnding their way into the hands of the restive Albanian community in Macedonia.