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Bosnian police detains 9 war crimes suspects

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Authorities say police arrested nine former Bosnian Serb policemen suspected of having expelled, deported, illegally imprisoned, tortured or killed non-Serb civilians at the beginning of the 1992-95 war in Bosnia.

The state prosecution office said Wednesday that it had ordered the police to detain the suspects — seven in the northern town of Kotor Varos, one in Bileca and one Trebinje in southeast Bosnia — on suspicion of crimes against humanity.

The towns where the suspects lived and allegedly committed the crimes now are controlled by Bosnian Serbs, following the wartime expulsions and killings of the Bosniak and Croat population. The suspects will be questioned by prosecutors who will determine whether they will be arrested.

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