Kosovo Prime Minister's Convoy Pelted With Stones After Political Rally, Police Say

Kosovo police say Prime Minister Hashim Thaci's convoy was pelted with stones after a political rally in western Kosovo, days ahead of Kosovo's first local polls since declaring independence from Serbia. Thaci was not injured.

Police spokesman Baki Kelani says three suspects were arrested and that police are investigating reports of gunshots. Car windows were smashed following a tense political rally in the town of Decan, a stronghold of Thaci's rival politician, Ramush Haradinaj.

Kosovo's government condemned the attack as a "politically motivated criminal act."

Haradinaj's opposition party said in a statement that Thaci's supporters attacked their sympathizers during the rally. Police could not confirm the claim.