Zahir Pajaziti

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Zahir Pajaziti
Monument of Zahir Pajaziti in Pristina.JPG
Statue of Pajaziti in Prishtina
Born 1 November 1962
Podujevë, Kosovo
Died 1997
Vushtrri, Kosovo
Awards Hero of Kosovo

Zahir Pajaziti (born Orllan/Orlane, Socialist Autonomous Province of Kosovo, Socialist Republic of Serbia, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1962, died in Vučitrn/Vushtrri, Autonomous Province of Kosovo, Republic of Serbia, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia[1] in 1997) was a commander of the Kosovo Liberation Army.He was the first Commander of KLA, known as "First Gun of Freedom" .


In 2008, the president of Kosovo, Fatmir Sejdiu, declared Pajaziti a Hero of Kosovo.[2]

After the breakup of Yugoslavia in 1992, he remained in Kosovo while warfare raged in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 1997, he joined the Kosovo Liberation Army. Later that year, he was killed in a gunfight in Vushtrri with the Yugoslav army.

He is commemorated by a statue in Pristina.