Head of Kosovo army mission relieved of command

The head of the Czech army contingent serving in Kosovo has been relieved of his command, Minister of Defence Martin Barták announced on Monday. The suspension will stay in force until an investigation is completed into the shooting last week of a Czech soldier apparently by a colleague. A team of army investigators flew out on Monday. The minister said this was the latest of a series of problems with the Kosovo contingent. Soldiers were reported at the start of the month to have been smoking marihuana.

Author: Chris Johnstone