Three Shot on Macedonia Election Day
Jordan Yerman | June 1, 2008 at 06:38 amby
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One person was killed and two were wounded in an ethnic Albanian area in Skopje during Macedonia's parliamentary election. The vote has been hindered by several security issues, including a bomb thrown at a café.
"We were attacked," said Izet Mexhiti, a senior official of the ethnic Albanian Democratic Union for Integration (DUI) party, blaming activists of the rival Democratic Party of Albanians.
He said a DUI official from the party branch of the Cair neighbourhood had been wounded in the stomach and was treated in hospital.
Two passers-by were wounded, he said, adding that his party had received reports that three other people were also injured.
"There were shots as police approached, they returned fire and later discovered that there was one dead person and two wounded," Kotevski told reporters, adding another nine were arrested.