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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Russian Shot in Kosovo

KOSOVSKA MITROVICA, Yugoslavia -- A Russian soldier serving with KFOR peacekeeping troops in Kosovo was seriously wounded when he was shot in the chest in the northern town of Srbica, a spokesman for French peacekeepers said Wednesday.

The soldier, whose name was not released , was shot while standing beside his vehicle in the center of the overwhelmingly Albanian town south of the tense city of Mitrovica on Tuesday.

French spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Chanliau said the soldier was out of danger and that an investigation was under way.