Friday, December 22, 2006

Large Weapons Cache Seized

A large weapons cache has been seized in central Kosovo by KFOR and KPS. Three Albanians, including a goverment official have been arrested in connection with the weapons. The government official was identified as Naim Bazaj, a senior advisor to the minister of labor. Bazaj and one of the other detainees are members of the AAK party, the political party of former Prime Minister Ramush Hardinaj who is accused of war crimes.
The seizure has been the largest in Kosovo since the end of the 1999 conflict. The weapons found included anti-aircraft guns, rocket-propelled grenades, anti-tank mines, rifles, and thousands of rounds of various types of ammunition.