Officer injured in shooting amid tension in northern Kosovo


              A Kosovo police officer guards a street in northern, Serb-dominated, part of ethnically divided town of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. On Thursday, police increased their presence in the four ethnic Serb-dominated communes in the north, where snap election will be held Dec. 18 following the abandonment of local posts by ethnic Serb minority representatives. (AP Photo/Bojan Slavkovic)
            
              A Kosovo police officer guards a street in northern, Serb-dominated part of ethnically divided town of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. On Thursday, police increased their presence in the four ethnic Serb-dominated communes in the north, where snap election will be held Dec. 18 following the abandonment of local posts by ethnic Serb minority representatives. (AP Photo/Bojan Slavkovic)
            
              Kosovo police officers guard a street in northern, Serb-dominated part of ethnically divided town of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. On Thursday, police increased their presence in the four ethnic Serb-dominated communes in the north, where snap election will be held Dec. 18 following the abandonment of local posts by ethnic Serb minority representatives. (AP Photo/Bojan Slavkovic)
            
              A Kosovo police officer guards a street in northern, Serb-dominated, part of ethnically divided town of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. On Thursday, police increased their presence in the four ethnic Serb-dominated communes in the north, where snap election will be held Dec. 18 following the abandonment of local posts by ethnic Serb minority representatives. (AP Photo/Bojan Slavkovic)
            
              A Kosovo police officer guards a street in northern, Serb-dominated part of ethnically divided town of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. On Thursday, police increased their presence in the four ethnic Serb-dominated communes in the north, where snap election will be held Dec. 18 following the abandonment of local posts by ethnic Serb minority representatives. (AP Photo/Bojan Slavkovic)
            
              Kosovo police officers guard a street in northern, Serb-dominated part of ethnically divided town of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. On Thursday, police increased their presence in the four ethnic Serb-dominated communes in the north, where snap election will be held Dec. 18 following the abandonment of local posts by ethnic Serb minority representatives. (AP Photo/Bojan Slavkovic)
            
              A Kosovo police officer guards a street in northern, Serb-dominated, part of ethnically divided town of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. On Thursday, police increased their presence in the four ethnic Serb-dominated communes in the north, where snap election will be held Dec. 18 following the abandonment of local posts by ethnic Serb minority representatives. (AP Photo/Bojan Slavkovic)
            
              A Kosovo police officer guards a street in northern, Serb-dominated part of ethnically divided town of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. On Thursday, police increased their presence in the four ethnic Serb-dominated communes in the north, where snap election will be held Dec. 18 following the abandonment of local posts by ethnic Serb minority representatives. (AP Photo/Bojan Slavkovic)
            
              Kosovo police officers guard a street in northern, Serb-dominated part of ethnically divided town of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. On Thursday, police increased their presence in the four ethnic Serb-dominated communes in the north, where snap election will be held Dec. 18 following the abandonment of local posts by ethnic Serb minority representatives. (AP Photo/Bojan Slavkovic)
            
              A Kosovo police officer guards a street in northern, Serb-dominated, part of ethnically divided town of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. On Thursday, police increased their presence in the four ethnic Serb-dominated communes in the north, where snap election will be held Dec. 18 following the abandonment of local posts by ethnic Serb minority representatives. (AP Photo/Bojan Slavkovic)
            
              A Kosovo police officer guards a street in northern, Serb-dominated part of ethnically divided town of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. On Thursday, police increased their presence in the four ethnic Serb-dominated communes in the north, where snap election will be held Dec. 18 following the abandonment of local posts by ethnic Serb minority representatives. (AP Photo/Bojan Slavkovic)
            
              Kosovo police officers guard a street in northern, Serb-dominated part of ethnically divided town of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. On Thursday, police increased their presence in the four ethnic Serb-dominated communes in the north, where snap election will be held Dec. 18 following the abandonment of local posts by ethnic Serb minority representatives. (AP Photo/Bojan Slavkovic)
            
              Kosovo police officers guard the offices of the Central Election Committee in ethnically divided town of northern Mitrovica on Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. Kosovo law enforcement on Friday said one officer was injured by gunmen after increasing police presence fearing tension in northern areas dominated by the ethnic Serb minority. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
            
              Serb national flags decorate the main square in ethnically divided town Serb dominated northern Mitrovica on Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. Kosovo law enforcement on Friday said one officer was injured by gunmen after increasing police presence fearing tension in northern areas dominated by the ethnic Serb minority. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
            
              A woman walks past a mural depicting maps of Kosovo painted in colours of the Serbian flag, that reads: "When the Army returns to Kosovo" in Belgrade, Serbia, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. Kosovo unilaterally declared independence from Serbia in 2008, around a decade after Belgrade sent troops into its former territory to crush an uprising by ethnic Albanian separatists. Serbia refuses to recognize Kosovo's statehood. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
            
              A Kosovo police officer guards a damaged election center in northern, Serb-dominated part of ethnically divided town of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. Police have increased their presence to help with rising tensions in northern areas dominated by the ethnic Serb minority. (AP Photo/Marjan Vucetic)
            
              Ballot boxes are seen in a damaged election center in northern, Serb-dominated part of ethnically divided town of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. Police have increased their presence to help with rising tensions in northern areas dominated by the ethnic Serb minority. (AP Photo/Marjan Vucetic)
            
              Kosovo police officers patrol in a mixed community neighborhood in ethnically divided town of northern Mitrovica on Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. Kosovo law enforcement on Friday said one officer was injured by gunmen after increasing police presence fearing tension in northern areas dominated by the ethnic Serb minority. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
            
              Kosovo police officers guard the offices of the Central Election Committee in ethnically divided town of northern Mitrovica on Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. Kosovo law enforcement on Friday said one officer was injured by gunmen after increasing police presence fearing tension in northern areas dominated by the ethnic Serb minority. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
Officer injured in shooting amid tension in northern Kosovo