Four Kosovo police officers arrested over deadly blast
(PRISTINA) - Four former and current members of Kosovo's special police force were arrested Thursday as part of probe into a 2007 deadly blast in Pristina, EU-led police said.
"Among those arrested... (are) current and former KP (Kosovo police) officers," the European mission in Kosovo (EULEX) and local police said in a statement.
The operation was a "part of an investigation into the so-called Bill Clinton Boulevard bombing," it said.
Two people were killed and 12 were injured in the bomb attack, which hit a cafe in Pristina on a street named after the former US president in September 2007.
Local media speculated at the time that the policemen wanted to avenge the murder of their comrade by setting off a bomb in the cafe owned by a man believed to be one of Kosovo's top crime lords and suspected to have been behind the murder.
Triumf Riza, a member of an elite police unit in charge of security of high ranking officials, was killed a month before the blast.
Two members of Riza's police unit have already been sentenced to 25 years in prison in 2009 for the attack on the cafe.
The investigation is led by an European prosecutor from the rule of law mission (EULEX).
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