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BREAKING NEWS ~ Serbian Prime Minister assassinated

[JURIST] Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic [official biography], a democratic reformer who played a decisive role in sending former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic to The Hague for trial on war crimes, was assassinated Wednesday in front of government offices in Belgrade. More from the BBC. The news is not yet official - the Serbian Government website is still only saying that Djindjic was "injured."

UPDATE [11:10 AM ET]: The Serbian Government website is now acknowledging the assassination, saying: "This criminal act is a clear attempt to put an end to the development and democratisation of Serbia and plunge it into isolation once again and was carried out by those who have been trying over the past few years to do so through various murders and assassinations." Radio B-92 in Belgrade is posting English-language updates on the situation and reactions as they come in.

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