President Osmani honors the policeman killed in the north with the "Hero of the Nation" order
The heads of Kosovo's institutions have honored in a commemorative meeting the member of the Kosovo Police, Afrim Bunjaku, killed on September 24 in the clashes with an armed group in Banjska of Zveçan, in the northern part of Kosovo.
The President of Kosovo, Vjosa Osmani Sadriu, awarded Sergeant Afrim Bunjaku the highest order of Kosovo, "Hero of Kosovo".
Osmani said that policeman Bunjaku was killed in defense of order, law, territorial integrity and sovereignty of Kosovo.
"Sergeant Afrim Bunjaku and members of the Police yesterday were challenged by the terrorist gangs directed from Belgrade and did what they had to do, they restored the law, protection, territorial integrity and sovereignty and restored the dignity of Kosovo", President Osmani said.
The Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti, was also present at the commemorative meeting.
Kurti said that Afrim Bunjaku was killed during an attack on Kosovo policemen and on the state of Kosovo itself by a heavily armed group supported by Serbia.
"The professional reaction of the Kosovo Police resulted in the elimination of some terrorists and criminals, the arrest of some others and the neutralization of the entire group and the confiscation of many weapons", Kurti emphasized.
At the commemorative meeting, the family members of Sergeant Afrim Bunjaku were also present. His daughter, Arbenita Bunjaku, said that "they are proud of their father's work and heroism".
Sergeant Afrim Bunjaku was a member of the Kosovo Police since 2001.
On Sunday, September 24, a member of the Kosovo Police was killed and several others were injured in a clash with an armed group from Banjské i Zveçan in the northern part of the country inhabited by a majority of Serbs.
The armed attackers, about 30 people, were located in the monastery of Banjska, from where they exchanged shots with the law enforcement agencies.
The authorities also confiscated a large amount of weapons. The Kosovo authorities made Serbia responsible for the attack, while Belgrade officially blamed the Kosovo Serbs./ REL