Çeku: The aim of the terrorist group was to damage inter-religious and inter-ethnic relations

The Government of Kosovo has allocated 50,000 euros to support the family of the fallen sergeant, Afrim Bunjaku. At today’s government cabinet meeting, it was said that in Sunday’s attack, where Bunjaku was killed by the terrorist group, their aim was also to damage inter-religious and inter-ethnic relations in Kosovo.

The Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Hajrulla Çeku said that the terrorist attack sponsored by the Serbian state, apart from killing a police officer, also had a dangerous and harmful dimension of using a cultural heritage asset.

“From what we have seen, the terrorists have caused considerable damage to the physical structure of this monastery. I deeply believe that the goal of the members of this group, but also of their commanders, was to damage inter-religious and inter-ethnic relations in Kosovo, in addition to physical damage to the monastery”, he said.

Further, Çeku said that the government has so far given countless testimonies to protect the cultural heritage, and in particular the Orthodox churches and monasteries.

In the early hours of the morning on Sunday, the sergeant of the Kosovo Police, Afrim Bunjaku, was killed, and other police officers were injured.

The serious incident took place in the village of Banjska in Zveçan, where Serbian terrorists attacked the police patrol.