Bosnia arrests three Muslims over war crimes

Three Bosnian Muslims, including two active police officers, were arrested Wednesday accused of involvement in the torture of ethnic Croats during the country’s 1992-1995 war, prosecutors said.

Enes Maksumic, 42, Azem Ibrovic, 41, both policemen from Jablanica, and Jusuf Hindic, 57, were detained some 70 kilometres (40 miles) south of Sarajevo, the prosecutors said in a statement.

A former military officer Nihad Bojadzic, already detained and charged in another case of war crimes against Bosnian Croats, will also be questionned as part of the same war crimesinvestigation.

Bojadzic and the three men are suspected of taking part in the maltreatment and torture of several Croat civilians and prisoners of war in 1993, the prosecutors said.

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