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Name  Aziz Kelmendi
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Died  September 3, 1987, Lipljan, Kosovo

Aziz kelmendi


Aziz Kelmendi (Serbian Cyrillic: Азиз Кељменди, Serbo-Croatian: Aziz Keljmendi; January 15, 1967 in Lipljan, SFR Yugoslavia – September 3, 1987 in Paracin, SFR Yugoslavia) was a Faculty of Law regular student at the University of Pristina. An ethnic Albanian, he had been serving as a Yugoslav People's Army soldier. On September 3, 1987, Kelmendi armed himself with an automatic rifle, and in what would become known as the Paracin massacre, he shot dead four people: two Bosniaks; Safet Dudakovic and Hazim Dzenanovic; one Croat, Goran Begic; and one Serb, Srdan Simic. He also wounded five others. All of this happened at the military barracks "Branko Krsmanovic", in the town of Paracin, Serbia. The main witness of the massacre was Rizo Alibasic. Following this, he ran away from military casern on the Karadordevo hill, where he was eventually surrounded. According to official reports of the Yugoslav authorities, Kelmendi then committed suicide.

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Life and career

Kelmendi was born in Lipljan, but he completed his schooling in Prizren. In 1984, At the Faculty of Law at the University of Pristina, he completed two semesters and passed six examinations with solid grades. After the completion of a military drill in MP5300 in Leskovac, Serbia, he was moved to MP7518 in Paracin. The military police investigation reported no kind of serious conflict with other soldiers, however he was posthumously accused of thievery. At the time the massacre happened, he was serving the last month of his military service.

Political aftermath

The massacre provoked a political aftermath, rumors and doubts from the official version of the massacre. In the cities of Belgrade, Paracin, Valjevo and Subotica, unidentified persons stoned Albanian stores.

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