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Kosovo Serbs and NATO troops clash in tense north

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German army soldiers serving in the NATO peacekeeping mission in Kosovo guard a bridge near the town of Zvecan, Kosovo, on June 1, 2012. NATO-led peacekeepers have confronted stone-throwing Serbs seeking to prevent the international troops from removing their roadblocks in the tense north of Kosovo.

Reuters reports — At least three Kosovo Serbs and a NATO soldier were wounded in a gunfight on Friday as peacekeepers tried to dismantle Serb roadblocks blocking traffic, a Reuters witness said. NATO troops fired tear gas and small arms and some protesters fired back with handguns.

See pictures of several incidents of violence in Kosovo last year

The troops, in armored personnel carriers, were confronted by hundreds of Serbs who pelted them with stones near barricades in the villages of Rudare and Dudin Krs outside the town of Zvecan in a Serb-dominated northern area of Kosovo. Read the full story.

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A German KFOR soldier aims his gun towards Kosovo Serbs during clashes in the town of Zvecan on June 1, 2012.

Zveki / AP

Kosovo Serbs carry an injured man near the town of Zvecan on June 1, 2012.