A bomb exploded at the offices of a Serb bank in the south of Serbia's breakaway province of Kosovo late on Tuesday, causing considerable damage but no injuries, police said.
The blast targeted a branch of the Komercijalna Banka in the town of Dragas, an ethnically mixed region in the southern tip of the Albanian majority province.
Kosovo has been run by the United Nations since NATO bombs drove out Serb forces in 1999, but tensions are rising as the 90-percent Albanian majority nears an expected declaration of independence in the first months of 2008.
What Reuters isn't saying is that the "Albanians" are Muslims. Leave it to the 'religion of peace' to bomb minority businesses as a fear tactic. Another thing - further in the article it says, "Serbia lost control over Kosovo in 1999 after NATO powers intervened to halt the killing and ethnic cleansing of Albanians in a two-year Serb counter-insurgency war." The suggestion is that the Albanians are the oppressed innocents targeted by Serbians. In fact, the Serbs were victimized by Muslim Albanians for centuries until the Kosovo Serbs decided to fight back.