Panda Bar Massacre

Panda Bar incident
Location Peć, Kosovo, FR Yugoslavia
Date 14 December 1998 (Central European Time)
Target Serb teenagers
Attack type Terrorist attack
Deaths 6 Serb teenagers killed[1]
Perpetrators Albanian gunmen[2]

The Panda Bar incident,[3] also known as the Panda Bar massacre,[4] was a terrorist attack against Kosovo Serb teenagers in the city of Peć in north-western Kosovo[a].


On 14 December 1998, during the Kosovo War, unidentified gunmen attacked the Panda Bar cafė in Peć. 6 teenagers were killed and 15 people wounded.[5][6]

The killed Serbs were Ivan Obadović (14 years old), Vukota Gvozdenović (16), Svetislav Ristić (17), Zoran Stanojević (17), Dragan Trifović (17) and student Ivan Radević (25).[7]


The Panda Bar incident led to an immediate crackdown on the Albanian-populated southern quarters of Peć (Kapešnica and Zatra).[8] The area was sealed off, and houses were searched systematically.[8] Media reports stated that Serbian police killed two Kosovo Albanians during the operation.[8]

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a.   ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Kosovo. The latter declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. Kosovo's independence has been out of United Nations member states.


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