LONDON, April 9 (UPI) -- A former camp prisoner alleged the Kosovo Liberation Army abducted and tortured civilians, and killed some of them in the late 1990s, the BBC reported.
An ethnic Albanian, the former prisoner of the camp at Kukes, in northeastern Albania close to the border with Kosovo, at the time Serbia's province, revealed his claims to the BBC under condition he remained unidentified.
The BBC on its Web site Thursday quoted sources as saying the Kosovo ethnic Albanian liberation army kidnapped civilian Kosovo Serbs, Romanies and ethnic Albanians and maltreated them in the Kukes camp.
About 2,000 civilians were missing before and after an armed conflict in Kosovo, which ended in June 1999.
A number of the abducted people taken to Albania were killed and allegedly their body organs were sold on the black market. At least 18 people were killed in the Kukes camp, the BBC said.
Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci, a former Kosovo Liberation Army leader, rejected the allegations, telling the BBC he was told about individual abuses but the Kosovo Liberation Army distanced itself from these acts.