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Tuesday, April 13, 1999 Published at 14:11 GMT 15:11 UK


World: Europe

Albania reports incursion by Yugoslav forces


The Albanian government says Yugoslav forces have crossed the frontier into northern Albania.

The information minister, Mussa Ulqini, says the Yugoslavs had attacked a border post at Kamenica and fighting with Albanian border guards was still continuing there.

Kamenica has previously come under shell-fire from the Serb side of the border and Mr Ulqini said at least three-thousand villagers had been forced to flee their homes in the past few days.

Officials from the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, as well as local people and Albanian police today reported intense exchanges of gun-fire in the area, which the Serbs say is used as a staging ground for attacks on its territory by Kosovo Albanian separatist guerrillas.

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