PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A NATO spokesman in Kosovo says the military alliance is trying to negotiate an end to a surprise move by Kosovo's special police forces to take over two border crossings with Serbia.
Kosovo's police took control of one border post overnight to enforce a ban on goods from Serbia, forcing a reaction from local Kosovo Serbs, who have blocked the force heading to the second crossing. At least one policeman is reported wounded.
Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008. Serbia has said it will not recognize the new state and Serbs living in Kosovo's north do not recognize Pristina's authority over them.
NATO spokesman Lt. Col. Ralph Adametz said the alliance is negotiating a freeze to Kosovo police bid to take control of a border post with Serbia.