Foreign ministry seeks explanations over shooting death of Greek citizen in southern Albania
The Greek foreign ministry on Sunday evening called on law enforcement authorities in neighboring Albania to fully investigate and clarify the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a 35-year-old Greek citizen in the southern Albanian town of Bularat, or Vouliaretes.
Konstantinos Katsifas was fatally shot in a gun battle with Albanian police reportedly sent to arrest him, according to Albanian authorities.
In a statement, the foreign ministry in Athens referred to an “unacceptable event” whereby a police operation leads to a loss of life.
A bevy of media reports in both countries claimed that the victim had hoisted a Greek flag in the village and refused to take it down, whereby a shooting erupted between him and police.
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