Kosovo president's office attacked with Molotov cocktail

AP , Saturday 12 Mar 2016

Security officers inspect the Parliament after the opposition lawmakers release a tear gas device in the Kosovo's parliament in Pristina, March 10, 016, in the latest eruption of a long-running protest against agreements made with Serbia. Kosovo government reached a deal with Serbia in 2015 to grant more powers to the Serb minority. Opposition fears the plan will deepen Kosovo’s ethnic division and increase the influence of Serbia. (Photo: AFP)

Kosovo police say a Molotov cocktail has been thrown at the offices of the country's president.

A police statement Saturday says masked attackers in the early morning threw the explosive and then broke the windows of an office used by outgoing President Ahtifete Jahjaga's staff. It was the latest in a string of attacks on public buildings with Molotov cocktails or on senior officials with eggs.

Since September, the opposition has disrupted the Parliament's work and its supporters have clashed with police to protest two deals with Serbia and Montenegro that they say undermine Kosovo's sovereignty.

The opposition has not accepted last month's election of Hashim Thaci, former foreign minister and leader of a governing political party, as Kosovo's next president. It is contesting his election at the Constitutional Court.

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