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Macedonian police: Border watchtower attacked by group in uniforms of disbanded Kosovo rebels

  • Police officers stop an OSCE vehicle at a police check point set on the road to the Macedonian mountain village of Gosince, near the northern Macedonian border with Kosovo, on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Macedonian police say a group of about 40 people wearing uniforms of the disbanded Kosovo Liberation Army, or UCK, have attacked a police watchtower in Gosince early Tuesday, on the country's northern border with Kosovo. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)

    Police officers stop an OSCE vehicle at a police check point set on the road to the Macedonian mountain village of Gosince, near the northern Macedonian border with Kosovo, on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Macedonian police say a group of about 40 people wearing uniforms of the disbanded Kosovo Liberation Army, or UCK, have attacked a police watchtower in Gosince early Tuesday, on the country's northern border with Kosovo. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Police officers look towards the Macedonian mountain village of Gosince from a police check point set near the northern Macedonian  border with Kosovo, on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Macedonian police say a group of about 40 people wearing uniforms of the disbanded Kosovo Liberation Army, or UCK, have attacked a police watchtower in Gosince early Tuesday, on the country's northern border with Kosovo. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)

    Police officers look towards the Macedonian mountain village of Gosince from a police check point set near the northern Macedonian border with Kosovo, on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Macedonian police say a group of about 40 people wearing uniforms of the disbanded Kosovo Liberation Army, or UCK, have attacked a police watchtower in Gosince early Tuesday, on the country's northern border with Kosovo. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Police armored personal carriers move on the road to the Macedonian mountain village of Gosince, near the northern Macedonian northern border with Kosovo, on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Macedonian police say a group of about 40 people wearing uniforms of the disbanded Kosovo Liberation Army, or UCK, have attacked a police watchtower in Gosince early Tuesday, on the country's northern border with Kosovo. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)

    Police armored personal carriers move on the road to the Macedonian mountain village of Gosince, near the northern Macedonian northern border with Kosovo, on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Macedonian police say a group of about 40 people wearing uniforms of the disbanded Kosovo Liberation Army, or UCK, have attacked a police watchtower in Gosince early Tuesday, on the country's northern border with Kosovo. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)  (The Associated Press)

Macedonian police say a group of about 40 people wearing uniforms of the disbanded Kosovo Liberation Army, or UCK, have attacked a police watchtower in Gosince on the country's northern border with Kosovo.

The UCK, an ethnic Albanian paramilitary group, fought Serb government forces for Kosovo independence in 1998-1999. In Macedonia, Albanian rebels fought government forces for more rights for minority Albanians in 2001.

Police spokesman Ivo Kotevski said the group apparently entered from Kosovo early Tuesday, briefly captured four Macedonian police officers and took control of the watchtower, about 30 kilometers (19 miles) north of the capital Skopje.

Kotevski described the incident as "very serious" and said Macedonia was the "target of a terrorist attack." No injuries were reported and the police were released after 30 minutes.