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The BBC's Bridget Kendall
This report contains some disturbing images
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Friday, 23 March, 2001, 10:10 GMT
In pictures: Death in Tetovo
Tensions are rising in the Macedonian city of Tetovo after two ethnic Albanians, a father and son, were killed by security forces in what has been described as a moment of panic on all sides.

The men's car had been stopped at a police checkpoint. While the father opened the boot for a security check, the son, in the front seat, moved something in his pocket which the security forces say was a grenade.

The whole scene was captured on camera.


A Macedonian policeman struggles with the younger man after stopping his car at a checkpoint
A Macedonian policeman struggles with the younger man after stopping his car at a checkpoint

After hitting the man with a traffic baton, the policeman believes he has a grenade and has pulled the pin
After hitting him with a traffic baton, the policeman believes the man has a grenade and has pulled the pin

The man ducks and appears to hurl the grenade at the fleeing police officers
The man ducks and appears to hurl the grenade at the fleeing police officers

The man takes cover as security forces positioned behind sandbags open fire
He takes cover as security forces positioned behind sandbags open fire

The man falls to the ground - he is later shot again and killed
The man falls to the ground - he is later shot again and killed

The man's father is shot as he tries to run from the car - the authorities say he had also pulled out a grenade
The man's father is shot as he tries to run from the car - the authorities say he had also pulled out a grenade

A policeman drags away the body of the father
A policeman drags away the body of the father
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