Reports: Bosnian extremists arrested in EgyptSource: Tanjug
CAIRO, BANJA LUKA -- Islamic extremists from Bosnia-Herzegovina, who were arrested in an army barracks in Egypt, had laptops with instructions to stage attacks in Cairo.
This has been reported on Egyptian websites, who are citing the ONTV broadcaster.
The reports stress that the Bosnian extremists came to Egypt via Turkey. According to this, the Egyptian police believe there are several hundred of them in the country.
Meanwhile, the Banja Luka daily Nezavisne Novine writes that the Bosnian citizens were arrested in a group of thirty members of the Muslim Brotherhood, while the ONTV report said they will face trial on charges of rebellion and terrorism.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia-Herzegovina on Tuesday confirmed that its ambassador in Cairo, Borivoj Marojević, had sent a diplomatic note to the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, from which they expect detailed information about those arrested.
It is hoped that this information could come in the next few days.
The Bosnian MFA has issued a warning to citizens not to travel to Egypt, and told those who are now in the north African country to leave for security reasons.
El Sayed Ibrahim, deputy Egyptian ambassador in Sarajevo, told Nezavisne Novine that there was "good cooperation with the authorities of Bosnia-Herzegovina," and that they were working together to try to determine the identity of those arrested and the circumstances under which they were detained - but he cautioned that this information has not been officially confirmed.