Bosnia continues raids over attack
SARAJEVO - Agence France-Presse
Bosnian special policemen check the personal IDs of locals on a road near Sarajevo. AP photoBosnian police raided a radical Muslim stronghold Nov. 8 and made one arrest as part of a probe into a recent attack on the U.S. embassy in Sarajevo, the national prosecutors’ office said.
The suspect was detained in the northeastern Gornja Maoca region and searches were also conducted in nearby Maglaj, it said in a statement. The suspect is the fourth person to be arrested in connection with the attack.
Gornja Maoca is a hamlet inhabited mostly by radical Muslims, which the gunman US embassy had been reportedly visiting lately.
In late October, Mevlid Jasarevic, a Serbian national believed to have joined Bosnia’s radical Wahhabi movement, fired at the U.S. embassy in Sarajevo. The 22-year-old attacker was shot by police and arrested. A police guard was wounded in the attack while two men suspected of helping Jasarevic were also detained. The Wahhabi movement is an ultra-conservative branch of Islam which is dominant in Saudi Arabia. Bosnia’s Muslims, who make up around 40 percent of the country’s population of some 3.8 million, are mainly followers of a moderate form of Islam. But the Balkan country is also home to a small minority of followers of Wahhabism and local authorities have been cracking down on the movement’s members.