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NATO: Serbs set fire to building along Kosovo border

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • Ethnic Serbs protest a border post
  • NATO and EU police respond to the scene
  • Kosovo
  • Serbia
  • NATO

(CNN) -- A demonstration along the Kosovo-Serbian border turned violent Wednesday when ethnic Serbs set fire to a customs building, and attacked NATO and EU police, authorities said.

The ethnic Serbs, upset over a Kosovo government-ordered post along the border, used petrol bombs to set fire to the building, and threw rocks and debris at personnel, a NATO officer said.

"The situation is now under control, but tense," said Lt. Col. Ralf Adametz, a NATO operation officer.

Security forces did not report any serious injuries.