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No injuries after explosion at Albanian soccer head’s home

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No injuries after explosion at Albanian soccer head’s home

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — An explosion shook the house of Albanian soccer federation president Armand Duka without the need of triggering accidents, his spokesman said Tuesday.

Andi Vercani said the explosion transpired Monday at Duka’s property in the western port city of Durres.

European soccer’s ruling human body UEFA expressed its worry to the Leading Channel non-public television station, and its aid to Duka “following the current bombing at his home.”

UEFA also warned of “political interference in the operating of the Albanian federation,” and raised “its fears with regards to the risk-free staging of the 2022 UEFA Europa Convention League last in Tirana in mild of the recent gatherings.”

The ultimate is thanks to be held on Could 25.

Duka’s wife and son had been at dwelling but ended up not hurt in the explosion. Duka was in the funds metropolis of Tirana.

Cameras captured an image of a hooded particular person evidently setting the explosive.

On Tuesday, Duka reported he had gained a existence-threatening textual content concept asking him to resign.

The 59-calendar year-aged Duka, who has been federation president due to the fact 2002 but is at the conclude of his mandate, is operating for re-election on March 2 and is the most important candidate. The contest has sparked a clash between him and Tirana town hall, which has accused Duka of corruption.

Tirana city hall has indicted two senior federation officials for interference in the election system of the city’s soccer club, KF Tirana, a day before.

The soccer federation’s internet site has also been hacked and is not managing.


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