Bardehul Ajeti, a journalist on Bota Sot, Kosovo’s leading Albanian-language daily, died on the afternoon of 25 June 2005 in Galiazzi Hospital in Milan from injuries received when he was shot in the head by unidentified gunmen on 3 June. He had been transferred to the Italian hospital on 9 July. Although his condition has been seen as stable, he suddenly went into a coma.
The local press believed the attack was politically motivated. Ajeti had often written about organized crime gangs operating in the region.