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US embassy attack victim was Kosovo refugee

The charred body found inside the US embassy of Belgrade after it was set ablaze by rioters earlier this week was a young Serbian man whose family had fled Kosovo, reports said yesterday.
The remains of Zoran Vujovic, a 21-year-old student from Serbia's second city of Novi Sad, were identified by his father after he failed to show up after the attack on the US embassy on Thursday night, said the daily Blic.
Vujovic, who was also named in the Alo and Kurir tabloids, had travelled to Belgrade with his 20-year-old brother Lazar and friends to demonstrate against Kosovo's unilateral independence declaration, made on Sunday.
Father Milan and mother Ljiljana reported him as missing late on Thursday after he failed to respond to telephone calls and return to Novi Sad, some 70 kilometres (44 miles) north of Belgrade, Blic said, citing a relative.
The father visited a Belgrade prison looking for his son when he was called by investigators to the pathology department of Serbia's main military hospital, where an autopsy was underway.
"He saw the carbonised body of his older son. He recognised him by a gold necklace and metal buckle of the belt," the relative told the daily.
The Vujovic family had moved to Novi Sad from Caglavica, a Serb-populated village near the Kosovo capital Pristina, in July 1999, at the end of a NATO bombing campaign to stop a Serbian crackdown on Kosovo Albanians.
Neighbors in Novi Sad said the family was quiet and modest, and that none of the Vujovic boys were trouble-makers.
"Both Zoran and Lazar were always polite and nice. Both were pretty tall so they kept playing basketball upon their arrival in Novi Sad, as they had done in Pristina," Blic quoted a member of the neighboring Matovic family as saying.

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