Bosnian war crimes suspect captured by EU troops

[JURIST] A suspected Bosnian Serb war criminal was captured by European Union EUFOR [official website] peacekeeping troops on Thursday in a firefight at the suspect's home. Dragomir Abazovic and his 12-year-old son were shot and injured [Reuters report], while his wife died from bullet wounds after being admitted to the hospital. Abazovic was indicted in 1999 by a local court in Bosnia for crimes he allegedly committed in the Rogatica area during the 1992-1995 ethnic war between Serbs, Bosnian Muslims, and Croats. However, Abazovic was not included on the lists of suspects wanted by the UN-backed International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia [official website; JURIST news archive]. EUFOR troops took over from a NATO force in 2004 and features 6,500 soldiers from 22 EU member states and 11 other countries. BBC News has more.

 

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