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Bosnian police launch raids against Islamic extremism

They are accused of fighting with jihadists in Syria

06 May, 17:20

(ANSA/AP) - SARAJEVO - Bosnian Serb authorities say they detained several people linked to radical Islamic movements and suspected of recruiting potential fighters for the Islamic State group.

Police have been raiding locations throughout the Bosnian Serb part of the country on Wednesday, also confiscating weapons, ammunition and propaganda material aimed to encourage Bosnian citizens to join fighters in Syria.

The operation comes after a Muslim gunman killed one policeman and wounded two others as he stormed into a police station in northeast Bosnia yelling "Allahu akbar" last week. He was killed during the shootout. Investigators believe the 24-year-old gunman was linked to Islamic extremists. (ANSA/AP).

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