JAGNJENICA (AFP) - Kosovo Serbs shot and wounded two soldiers from the NATO-led KFOR force stationed in northern Kosovo during clashes on Monday in which several Serb protesters were also injured. The violence erupted after KFOR seized control of a roadblock in Zupce on the Mitrovica-Brnjak road, in the latest incident between the peacekeepers and Serbs. "The demonstrators used small firearms, wounding two soldiers. Their condition is not known at the moment," KFOR spokesman Dan Harvey said in a statement. "The clash is still going on and the demonstrators are still using small firearms and throwing stones at KFOR as soldiers are responding with water cannon and rubber bullets," he added. An AFP journalist at the scene said KFOR had used tear gas and water cannons against a crowd of some 400 to 500 Serbs. The situation was very tense with occasional skirmishes in early afternoon. "Water cannons are currently in use in order to prevent demonstrators from further violent reactions against KFOR-Troops," KFOR said in an update. Two Serbs were also wounded in the clashes, Milan Jakovljevic, the director of the Kosovska Mitrovica hospital where they were being treated, told AFP. Local media reported that five Serbs were admitted to the hospital. There was no information on the nature of their injuries. The vast majority of the population in northern Kosovo comprises Serbs who have rejected Kosovo's 2008 declaration of independence and still consider the territory a Serbian province. They have erected roadblocks leading to the Jarinje and Brnjak border posts with Serbia, to protest the presence of customs and border officials from the ethnic Albanian government in Pristina. Nato and the EU mission in Kosovo, EULEX, have repeatedly called for the roadblocks to be lifted to allow freedom of movement. KFOR has dismantled several Serb barricades but usually a new roadblock is quickly set up just several hundred metres (yards) from the previous one. This latest clash comes at a very difficult time for Serbia which is due to join EU-brokered talks with Pristina about the disputed border crossings in Brussels Wednesday. Brussels has insisted that Serbia must make progress in the Kosovo talks if it is to get EU candidacy status at an EU summit next week. Last week 21 KFOR soldiers were wounded in clashes with Kosovo Serbs when they tried to dismantle another road block close to the Jarinje crossing.