Ex-Serbian Soldier Attacks US Embassy in Montenegro with Grenade, Kills Himself

Pauline Gross
February 24, 2018

Police say they are still investigating Jaukovic's motives and whether he had acted alone.

The police had the boulevard where the attack - the motive of which is unknown at this time - took place blocked from the building of Montenegro's Agency for National Security, to the USA embassy building.

The Associated Press describes Jaukovic as an "ex-soldier decorated by former Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic after NATO's bombing of Serbia and Montenegro in 1999".

A police official confirmed the man was 43-year-old Dalibor Jaukovic, saying he was identified by a close relative.

A Facebook account purported to be Jaukovic's a year ago posted a photo of a plaque - seemingly signed by Milosevic - celebrating his contribution in the fighting.

Police in Montenegro said Thursday they are "working intensely" to identify an assailant who threw an explosive device into the USA embassy.

Mom of MSU basketball's Miles Bridges linked to federal corruption probe
Current and former players for USC and Clemson are named in the report , including Brian Bowen , P.J. The accusations could have implications for college basketball teams across the country.

Apple devices at fix facility have called 911 over 1500 times
We lauded this SOS feature when it debuted, but it's apparently wreaking some havoc at a California refurbishment center. Dispatchers have said that on receiving the calls all they heard was general chatter or silence.

Man City fullback Walker relishing Carabao Cup final
Ospina has made 11 appearances in all competitions this season, 10 of which have come in cup competitions and the Europa League . Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal's preferred route into the Champions League remains a top-four Premier League finish.

Last year, it became the 29th country to join North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. The embassy in Podgorica said Thursday all staff are safe and accounted for after the incident.

"Avoid the embassy until further notice".

The man who threw a hand grenade at the American embassy in Montenegro's capital Podgorica, on February 22, had no previous criminal record and his act was not a terrorist one.

Although early reports implied the bomber killed himself by accident, the latest police statements indicate he deliberately committed suicide with a second explosive after throwing a bomb over the embassy walls.

The embassy building did not sustain damage during the attack and no other explosives were found, according to Steve Goldstein, the State Department's under secretary for public diplomacy and public affairs.

Other reports by GizPress

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER