US soldiers in Kosovo traded fire Wednesday with gunmen near the Macedonian border, where American troops have been working to contain an ethnic Albanian insurgency, reported The Associated Press.
The US military said two gunmen were wounded.
The incident occurred inside Kosovo just across the border from the Macedonian village of Tanusevci, where Macedonian troops and ethnic Albanian guerrillas clashed for two days this week, said the AP.
No American soldiers were injured in the gunbattle, the U.S. military said in a statement.
The US troops – part of a NATO-led peacekeeping contingent in Kosovo – were on patrol near the border village of Mijak when a group of five or six men pointed their weapons at them.
When the gunmen began moving toward the soldiers, the US peacekeepers opened fire, the military said.
The men shot back before three or four of them retreated back across the border into Macedonia. American troops were trying to evacuate the wounded, the military said – Albawaba.com