THE CHURCH in Gornji Zakut near Podujevo

As KFOR reported, Serb orthodox church in Gornji Zakut, 10 km North of Podujevo, was burnt down yesterday night. This seems to have been a well-planned action, conducted by criminal elements, says KFOR communique.

The barbed wire around the building was cut, and the door was forcibly opened. This church has been guarded by KFOR round the clock until recently. In order to free capacity for other pressing duties, the church was patrolled on a periodical basis. A KFOR patrol left the church at 02:30 hours, and when the next patrol arrived at 07:00 hrs, they found the church had been burnt to the ground.

The burnt church was located in British KFOR sector.