Kosovska Mitrovica, 17 February 2008 – An explosion occurred in Kosovska Mitrovica this evening, local police has confirmed for B92.

UNMIK’s judiciary building has been the target in the northern, mostly Serb-inhabited part of the divided town. No injuries were reported.

Kosovo police spokesman Besim Hoti also said that two UN vehicles were damaged in the blast that occurred around 18:00 CET.

According to him, another unexploded device was discovered in the area.

The bridge over the Ibar River, which separates the town in two, has been heavily guarded by NATO troops today for fear of incidents.

Kosovo’s Albanians today unilaterally declared independence, but the Serbs in the northern parts of the province reject it.

Source: B92