GRACANICA – A car owned by the municipal lawyer of Gracanica, a Serb enclave in central Kosovo-Metohija, has been torched, prompting a police investigation.


Gracanica municipal officials had been receiving threats for months, but the police have not identified those behind them, the RTS reported late Thursday.

This is the third or fourth time that vehicles or property have been torched, said Gracanica Mayor Vladeta Kostic, who hopes that the perpetrators will at last be brought to justice.

“We believe that the police have done absolutely nothing about the previous two cases when the property of our officials was torched and that this is a result of police inaction,” Kostic said.

Asked who the perpetrators could be, Kostic said that the threats, made from unknown telephone numbers, began after the municipality tried to tackle the issue of usurped flats.