Serbian premier assassinated


The Serbian Prime Minister, Zoran Djindjic, has been assassinated in the capital, Belgrade.

He was shot in front of government offices at around 1300 (1200 gmt) on Wednesday.
He was taken to hospital for emergency surgency but a government minister told the BBC's Serbian section that he had died of his wounds.
Mr Djindjic, a former mayor of the Serbian capital, was a prominent reformist opposition leader until Slobodan Milosevic was ousted from power in 2000.
Serbian media report that two people were arrested at the scene of the shooting.
A police source told Reuters news agency that he had been hit twice by large-calibre sniper rifle bullets.
The editor of the Fonet news agency, Zoran Sekulich, told BBC World television Mr Djindjic had been shot once in the stomach and once in the back.
On 21 February Mr Djindjic survived what then he said was an assassination bid when a lorry swung into the path of his motorcade as he was travelling to Belgrade airport.
He later dismissed the incident as a "futile effort" which could not stop democratic reforms.