A Hyundai vehicle with Kosovo license plates was set on fire in Zubin Potok at approximately 3 am last night, the Kosovo police announced.
The owner of the vehicle is an ethnic Serb, who reported the case at 3:34 am.
The fire was contained by the Fire Department, and the police came to the scene.
The case was classified as arson.
As police confirmed for Zubin Potok INFO, the case occurred in Pridvorica in this municipality, and the vehicle is owned by a person with the initials B.B.
The Kosovo police announced an investigation into this and all other cases of arson directed at private property, which, they claim, involved mainly vehicles registered with Kosovo license plates.
This latest case of car arson arrived less than a week after two vehicles were lit on fire in Leposavic in less than 24 hours.
This is the tenth car arson case in the north since the beginning of this year.
In late August, a Fiat Punto burnt out in Zvecan, and in early June, an Audi A6 Allroad, owned by M.A., was set on fire. At the beginning of April, the car of a 22-year-old girl in North Mitrovica was set on fire. In the same month, in Zubin Potok, a car with foreign license plates owned by a woman from Kosovo was lit on fire. Also in Zubin Potok, the police received a report that on May 2nd, unknown persons set fire to two tires on a car parked in a private yard.
In the middle of September, a car was also set on fire in Leposavic. On September 19, the police announced that unknown persons had torched a car with Kosovan registration plates.
On the same day, the Kosovo Minister of the Interior, Xhelal Svecla, announced that a Serb, an employee of the Kosovo Police, was attacked by „illegal structures“, that is, that his car with RKS plates was torched – he, however, did not specify where the incident occurred.
The previous case of arson happened around two weeks ago, also in Leposavic, when unknown persons allegedly smashed the windows of a white Skoda vehicle with Belgrade license plates near the technical school in Leposavic. The same car was then torched.
The last cases happened on October 26th and October 27th in Leposavic, when a car owned by a member of the Kosovo Police was set on fire, as well as a vehicle owned by a citizen with the initials N.C.
With the exception of a bombing case, as well as at least one car arson during the October 2021 unrests in the north, this is the 61st case of vehicle arson in Serb-populated areas since 2014. See the full list of car torchings HERE.
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