Balkans: June 17, 2000

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On June 16 a gunman tried to assassinate Serbian opposition leader Vuk Draskovic. Draskovic heads the Serbian Renewal Movement (SPO) and has been a bitter critic of Serb dictator Slobodan Milosevic, though he did briefly serve (1999) in a short-lived national unity government with Milosevic. Draskovic was in the town of Buddva, Montenegro. Reports said he was only "slightly injured" -- grazed by two bullets. However, the house was struck by extensive automatic weapons fire. The same day, the Montenegrin government said that police had arrested individuals involved in "the deed" and in aiding thosed involved. One Montenegrin official said that they knew "who ordered the deed" though "the names and other details cannot be published now for understandable reasons." Another Montenegrin source, however, specifically linked the assassination attempt to Serbia. The spokesman said that the assassins had come to Montenegro from Belgrade and had been watching Draskovic for several days. A western wire service quoted Draskovic's wife, Danica, as saying "It is clear that behind this are Slobodan Milosevic, his wife Mira Markovic, and their death squadrons, which are devastating Serbia and now Montenegro." 


 

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