Friday, June 8, 2007

3 alleged Islamic extremists arrested in southern Serbia

from the Associated Press

Police arrested three suspected Islamic extremists on Thursday in a continuing crackdown in a southern region with a sizable Muslim community. The three men - identified as Aladin Pulic, 22, Erhan Smailovic, 32 and Husein Culjak, 29 - were apprehended in the southern city of Novi Pazar, 175 kilometers (110 miles) south of Belgrade, police said. Six others were detained in the city in March, allegedly in possession illegal weapons and accused of plotting terror attacks, police said. All are believed to be followers of the extreme Wahhabi branch of Sunni Islam.

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