Members of the municipal election commission in the northern (Serb-populated) part of the city of Kosovska Mitrovica, accompanied by Kosovo police, today entered the premises used by the commission during the previous elections, and the town was heralded by gunshots and sirens, Kosovo Online reported. BTA reported.

In the municipality of Leposavich, also in northern Kosovo, sirens were also heard, and the presence of members of the EU EULEX mission was increased.

Citizens report that a helicopter of the NATO forces in Kosovo (KFor) has flown several times over the municipality.

Earlier today, members of the municipal election commission, accompanied by Kosovo police officers, entered the building of the Zubin Potok municipality, which was opposed by local Serb citizens who happened to be there.

Sirens were also heard.

Kosovo President Vjosa Osmani has scheduled early local elections in four predominantly Serb municipalities of northern Kosovo for December 18, as Kosovo Serbs withdrew from all institutions of government in Kosovo on November 5.

In Pristina, such measures were taken after the Kosovo authorities decided to fine everyone who did not change their Serbian license plates to Kosovo ones from November 22.

On November 23, after an appeal to Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti by the US, the decision on fines for unchanged Serbian numbers was overturned.

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