POLICE SPECIAL UNIT DEPLOYED AT NORTHERN BORDER
Members of the Macedonian police's special task unit have stepped up controls at the country's northern border, after one policeman was killed and two were wounded in an armed attack on a patrolling border police vehicle.
The member of the border police Igor D, 24, from Skopje died, and Trajce R. from Probistip and Xhemaleti S, 23, from Skopje were wounded in the attack carried out by unidentified armed group, TELMA TV station reported tonight.
The policemen were on board of a four-wheel vehicle en route Kodra Fura - Brest and Malino Malo, situated at the Macedonia-Kosovo border, Interior Ministry announced.
The attack took place at about 13:00 hrs.
"We have no information about the identity or the number of the attackers as yet," said Ministry's spokesman Ivo Kotevski.
The same source said that the Police are suspecting the group might have entered on the Macedonian territory from Kosovo, adding that "nothing can be confirmed at the moment".
The two injured policemen have been rushed to the Urgent Care Center in Skopje. One of them is in critical condition.
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