Commission condemns violence in Kosovo on election day

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The European Commission condemned the violent episode that took place in northern Kosovo on Sunday, as the Balkan country went to the polls in what was seen an election designed to help end years of de facto ethnic partition.

Undermining a fragile EU-pact between the Balkan country and Serbia, masked men burst into three schools housing polling stations on the Serb side, lobbing tear gas and smashing ballot boxes in the ethnically-divided town of Mitrovica, a volatile Serb pocket of northern Kosovo.

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