Thursday, March 25, 1999 Published at 11:27 GMT
Pristina stunned by bombing
Bomb attacks in Pristina left people fearful of venturing out
Kosovo Albanians woke on Thursday in the regional capital Pristina to see smoke still rising from Nato's night bombing of four nearby targets.
Some residents had had little sleep. "I spent the night running from one window to another, trying to figure out where the blasts were coming from," said Mimosa, 19, who lives near western Pristina.
Air raid sirens wailed again on Thursday morning, but it was not clear if this heralded another aerial onslaught.
No water supply
The BBC's Jacky Rowland said a few residents ventured out to work, trying to carry on their everyday lives. Even a limited bus service was running.
But bakeries and other shops, which would normally have a bustling early morning trade, were shut.
One Kosovan Albanian resident said from her home: "Most people bought bread yesterday. They were only allowed four loaves each so they went from place to place or sent their children out to buy them."
The most visible damage was to a row of Albanian cafes, stores and a private medical clinic which, say correspondents, had been gutted either by bombs or grenade attacks during the night.
Witnesses said the headquarters of the moderate ethnic Albanian leader Ibrahim Rugova had been burnt down overnight.
Many residents fear that the conflict will touch off communal violence between Serbs and ethnic Albanians, who make up 90% of the population.
Ethnic Albanian sources said that separate attacks had left property still burning in the southern town of Djakovo and in the western city of Pec.
Serbian authorities in Kosovo said the airfield to the west of Pristina had been severely pounded by the bombing.