Things always seem to go wrong in the Balkans when the world is looking somewhere else. This matter in Kosovo is no exception:
NATO peacekeepers warn Mitrovica violence could spread.
There have been recurring incidents in the Serb-majority district since December 30th of last year, with two explosions occuring on January 3rd. The result is that both Albanian and Serb ethnic elements are now mounting vigils to guard their neighborhoods, and the NATO peacekeepers have brought up re-enforcements with a standing order to keep a lid on things.
Let's hope they get it right this time.