Official: Bomb wrecks EU worker's car in Kosovo

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Posted: Oct 05, 2011 9:44 AM

An official says an explosive device detonated under the car of a Serb interpreter working with a European Union mission in Kosovo's volatile north.

No one was wounded. But Xavier Bout de Marnhac, the head of the mission known as EULEX, said Wednesday that the attack "was a clear attempt at intimidation." EULEX deals with issues ranging from customs to crimes.

The explosion occurred Tuesday outside the EU building in the city of Mitrovica.

Kosovo is dominated by ethnic Albanians. Many Serbs who live in Kosovo's north reject the country's 2008 declaration of independence from Serbia. They have clashed with EU and NATO forces.

Serbs who work with international missions often are considered collaborators with ethnic Albanian-dominated institutions.