Valon Belja, an official of the DUI party who is co-manager of the Cair clinic, was shot and wounded this evening in Skopje.

According to media, he was hit with two bullets in the leg and was taken to hospital. The attackers came in a group of five men, who have been identified. Belja’s shooting is the latest incident related with this guerrilla group turned political party. On Tuesday evening, police had to secure its main office near Tetovo, after reports that angry party officials who face corruption charges threatened leader Ali Ahmeti that they will accuse him as the ringleader in their corruption.

In April one of its members was killed and two were wounded near the main party office, and one of its officials was allegedly involved in a gunfight in Tetovo at the beginning of this month. The DUI mayor of Bogovinje was killed in May 2017, and the same year its main opponent in the municipal elections in the DUI stronghold of Kicevo was killed during the election campaign.