Kosovo's Interior Minister, Xhelal Sve?la, said on Sunday that his country has gathered evidence proving that Serbia tried to annex northern Kosovo and that the attackers were prepared at Serbian military bases inside Serbia.
The Kosovo Police was attacked by a group of about 30 armed and masked persons in the village of Banjskë, in the municipality of Zveçan on September 24, where Sergeant Afrim Bunjaku was killed.
"Serbia repeatedly tried to say that it has nothing to do with this attack, but the facts that will be published prove that the preparations, training and exercises of this group were carried out at the military training base near Jagodina as well as in Kopaunik. These images were provided by the drones of the terrorist group that we have confiscated," Sveçla said on Sunday.
The General Director of the Kosovo Police, Gazmend Hoxha, said that the group that carried out the attack in Basnjka had been trained for a long time in the military bases of the Serbian army.
"The plan of [the attackers] was a total plan for the annexation of the north of Kosovo. In the documents we have, which we cannot share with you now, there is a plan for the annexation of the north foreseen in the initial phase in 37 positions, from where our police units would be attacked, not only in Banjska and Zveçan , but in all the northern parts, and then the creation of a free corridor for Serbia and other supplies of people, materials, experts and other supplies necessary for an armed resistance and for the creation of a new reality in the country". said Hoxha, Radio Free Europe reports.