Kosovo deaths raise tension

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Two people were killed in Serbia's troubled province of Kosovo in clashes between ethnic Albanians and Serb police yesterday.

One Serbian policeman and one ethnic Albanian assailant were killed early yesterday in an attack on a Serb police station in the village of Reznic, near Decani, 60 miles west of the province's capital, Pristina.

Heavy police forces sealed off Reznic yesterday and blocked all roads in the vicinity of the village.

The chief of police of the village of Obilic, Bozidar Spasic, who was kidnapped on Wednesday, was released yesterday with light injuries.

The upsurge in violence coincides with the trial of 17 Kosovo Albanians charged with terrorism.

- AP, Pristina