PRISTINA, Serbia-Montenegro (AP) - NATO sent reinforcements to Kosovo on Thursday after 22 people were killed and hundreds injured in fighting between Serbs and ethnic Albanians in the worst violence since the province's 1999 war.
Arsonists torched several Serb houses in Obilic, an ethnically mixed town west of the provincial capital of Pristina, on Thursday, forcing U.N. police and NATO troops to evacuate dozens of Serbs.
All the deaths came in gunbattles, riots and street battles on Wednesday.
The clashes started Wednesday in the ethnically divided city of Kosovska Mitrovica after ethnic Albanians blamed Serbs for the drowning of two of their children and began rampaging in revenge.