Two Serbian children wounded in Kosovska Mitrovica blast
KOSOVSKA MITROVICA – Two Serb children were wounded in a blast in Kosovska Mitrovica late on Monday when an unidentified individual threw an explosive device at a Serb house in the Bosniak Mahala.
The children, aged three and nine respectively, are not in a critical condition and were hospitalised in the Kosovska Mitrovica healthcare centre some time around 7 p.m.
“We hospitalised two children suffering from injuries inflicted by an explosive device thrown in through the window of their family home. They suffered shrapnel injuries to their heads and necks and are out of mortal danger for now,” doctors told reporters in the local healthcare centre.
“We are considering their transport to a specialised children’s clinic in Belgrade for additional treatment because of the possibility of their wounds getting further aggravated. The injuries were inflicted to the area of cheek and neck and such wounds can be dangerous, which is we are discussing potential transfer,” the doctors said.
The explosive device was thrown at the house of Sneza and Steva Vucetic in the Bosniak Mahala, one of the mixed quarters in Kosovska Mitrovica which is a home to both Serbs and Albanians.
The police performed preliminary investigation at the scene.