Bosnian authorities arrest alleged IS recruiter

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) " Bosnian authorities say they have arrested a man suspected of recruiting members for the Islamic State group.

The prosecution office said Nedzad Mujic is also believed to have fought for the group in Syria.

Mujic was arrested near the northeastern town of Zvornik and is under investigation for financing terrorist activities and organizing terrorist groups.

Intelligence agencies say the number of people leaving Bosnia to fight in Syria or Iraq has dropped significantly since it introduced jail terms two years ago for those who fight in foreign wars. Of the 130 Bosnian citizens who had previously left, nearly 50 reportedly died in battles.

A Bosnian court also sentenced a 19-year-old man to one year in prison Tuesday for fighting in Syria. Almir Dzinic's father had brought him there in 2013.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter


© Copyright 2016, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production apcf04 at 29 Sep 2016 08:28:36 Processing Time: 399ms