The NATO chief on Tuesday announced the deployment of an additional 700 troops in Kosovo due to the ongoing tensions, APA reports citing Anadolu.
The alliance will put a battalion from the reserve force on heightened alert so it can be also be deployed if needed, Jens Stoltenberg told a news conference along with Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Store.
Stoltenberg urged that attacks in Kosova “must stop.”
His remarks came after at least 30 NATO soldiers were injured in clashes.
Eleven Italian and 19 Hungarian soldiers with the NATO peacekeeping mission in Kosovo (KFOR) sustained multiple injuries, including fractures and burns from improvised explosive incendiary devices.
Three Hungarian soldiers were also wounded by firearms, but their injuries are not life-threatening, KFOR said on Tuesday.
The injured personnel are currently under observation at a health facility.