news 09 Nov 11

Bosnia Police Arrest New Terror Suspect in Wahhabi Village

Bosnia's State Investigative and Protection Agency, SIPA, said it arrested a new suspect on Tuesday in Gornja Maoca in connection with the attack on the US embassy in Sarajevo.

Elvira Jukic
Sarajevo

SIPA said they had arrested the suspect in the northeastern Bosnian village, which is known as a centre of the hardline Islamic Wahhabi movement and was the onetime home of Mevlid Jasarevic. No other information was given.

“To protect the interests of the investigation, at this point we cannot give more information to the public about these activities, ” the State Prosecutor’s Office said.

Police also raided another Wahhabi village in Central Bosnia, Osve, as well as other sites in the town of Maglaj.

Tuesday’s arrest was the fourth since the terrorist attack took place on October 28.

Jasarevic, 23, opened fire on the US embassy in the capital before being disabled by a sniper. There were not fatalities.

In Jasarevic’s original hometown of Novi Pazar in southwest Serbia, police grilled 17 persons last week but all have since been released.

Jasarevic is in custody for 30 days, as are the two men from who drove him to Sarajevo from Gornja Maoca on the day of the attack.

Dino Pecenkovic and Munib Ahmetspahic have admitted that Jasarevic paid them to drive him to the capital on October 28.

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