Bosnia steps up security measures as response to terror attacks in Europe

The authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina have stepped up security measures and are monitoring potential radical groups as a response to challenges of terrorist threats across Europe, the Office of the Bosnia and Herzegovina State Prosecutor reported on Wednesday.

Chief State Prosecutor Goran Salihovic said at a meeting of a task force for fighting terrorism, comprised of state and entity police services, that "security measures have been stepped up and persons potentially interesting in relation to current terrorist attacks have been put under surveillance."

Salihovic told the Klix news portal that Bosnia was susceptible to terrorist attacks just like all countries in Europe.

"We are a country on a transit route and we can expect anything that is happening in the world," Salihovic said.

According to some assessment, since the start of the war in Syria and Iraq, approximately 330 Bosnian citizens had joined the terrorist organisation ISIL.

Some radical Islamists have returned to Bosnia while every fourth man who left to fight for ISIL has died.

Last update: Wed, 27/07/2016 - 18:52
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