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Kosovo Serbs stop Nato KFOR bid to dismantle roadblocks

Hundreds of ethnic Serbs in the north of Kosovo have prevented Nato peacekeepers from removing barricades which have blocked off the area for the past three months.

Troops in riot gear tried to push through three of the 16 roadblocks overnight, but were met by protesters who sat on the roads to stop the advance.

The Serbs say they are preventing the Albanian-majority government in Kosovo from sending any officials into the Serb-dominated north.

However, Nato says it must have unimpeded access to the area.

Mark Lowen reports.