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Wife of war crimes suspect shot dead in Bosnia

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Wife of war crimes suspect shot dead in Bosnia


The wife of a Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect has been killed in a shoot-out during a raid by European Union peacekeepers. Police say suspect Dragomir Abazovic and the couple’s 11-year-old son were wounded, and are now being treated in hospital.

The man is said to have serious head injuries, while the child’s condition is not reported to be life-threatening. The EU force, known as EUFOR, has confirmed a raid took place near Rogatica in eastern Bosnia, but gave no details on the circumstances of the shootings. The EUFOR peacekeepers, who took over from NATO-led troops in 2005, were acting on a warrant for the arrest of Abazovic. He has been accused of crimes during the conflict that ravaged the region between 1992 and 95.
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