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Serbia: Assassinated politician Oliver Ivanovic laid to rest in Belgrade02:42

Serbia: Assassinated politician Oliver Ivanovic laid to rest in Belgrade

Serbia, Belgrade
January 18, 2018 at 22:45 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds attended the funeral of Serbian Social Democratic Party (SDP) leader and prominent Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic in Belgrade on Thursday.

Ivanovic was assassinated in the city of Mitrovica on Tuesday.

Apart from family and friends, prominent Serbian personalities were also among the mourners, including Patriarch Irinej, Prime Minister Ana Brnabic, Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija Marko Djuric and the head of the Royal Family of Serbia Aleksandar I Karadjordjevic.

Ivanovic, 64, was shot at least five times by unknown assailants in a drive-by shooting, and died later in hospital. The shooters escaped and have not been caught. Their burned-out car was found later by police.

The incident halted EU-mediated talks between Kosovar and Serb delegates that had been set to resume that day in Brussels. Serbia has called Ivanovic's murder "an attack on the entire nation."

Serbia: Assassinated politician Oliver Ivanovic laid to rest in Belgrade02:42
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Hundreds attended the funeral of Serbian Social Democratic Party (SDP) leader and prominent Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic in Belgrade on Thursday.

Ivanovic was assassinated in the city of Mitrovica on Tuesday.

Apart from family and friends, prominent Serbian personalities were also among the mourners, including Patriarch Irinej, Prime Minister Ana Brnabic, Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija Marko Djuric and the head of the Royal Family of Serbia Aleksandar I Karadjordjevic.

Ivanovic, 64, was shot at least five times by unknown assailants in a drive-by shooting, and died later in hospital. The shooters escaped and have not been caught. Their burned-out car was found later by police.

The incident halted EU-mediated talks between Kosovar and Serb delegates that had been set to resume that day in Brussels. Serbia has called Ivanovic's murder "an attack on the entire nation."

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