Bosnia: More arrests on Islamic terrorism charges

Bosnia's State Investigation and Protection Agency (SIPA) has placed three persons under arrest on suspicion of having links with radical Islamic terrorism.

Source: B92, Beta
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The arrests took place in the area of the town of Velika Kladusa on Monday. Weapons and an Islamic State flag were also discovered.

The agency said three locations were searched in order to find and temporarily confiscate objects that could be used as evidence in further proceedings, and that the raids came as part of Operation Damask (Damascus).

The suspects, named with their initials and year of birth - N.S. (1988), A.M. (1960) and Dz.V. (1989) - are held on suspicion that they committed the crime of illegally forming and joining foreign paramilitary or parapolice formations, Bosnian media are reporting.

SIPA said they found hand grenades, a rifle grenade, anti-personnel mines, a large amount of ammunition, a machete, an Islamic State flag, and a plastic pattern used for painting Islamic State symbols.

The operation was carried out on the order of the Court and the Prosecution of Bosnia-Herzegovina in cooperation with the Una-Sana Canton police.

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