NEW FIGHT BETWEEN POLICE AND ARMED GANG
A new firefight occurred this morning near the Macedonian - Kosovo border. Once again Macedonian police patrol was fired upon by an ethnic Albanian criminal unit operating in the area.
Macedonian police has reported that four persons have died in the clash.
The Macedonian police acted on tips that a criminal unit is smuggling large amounts of weapons across Macedonia's borders. On its way to intercept what appeared to be uniformed men, the gang opened fire.
The police acted swiftly and the group was eliminated, with the remainder fleeing back to Kosovo. The Ministry of Interior has not released information, as they are still preparing the report.
Just last week there was a similar firefight between Macedonian police and uniformed ethnic Albanians who guarded large weapons stash. In both incidents Macedonian police confiscated large amounts of various weapons.