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Attacker on a Bosnia mosque detained

dpa German Press Agency
Published: Saturday November 4, 2006

Sarajevo/Mostar- Bosnian police, with the support of Croatian police, detained near Mostar a suspect in an attack on a mosque near the southern Bosnia-Herzegovinan city of Mostar, police confirmed Saturday. The person arrested Friday was identified by unofficial sources as Bosnian Croat Josip Grbesic. He is accused of badly damaging a mosque in the Mostar suburb of Jasenice with a rocket-propelled grenade.

The suspect, according to police report, has admitted the crime.

The October 10 attack coincided with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The Jesenice mosque, badly damaged during the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia-Herzegovina, was rebuilt in recent years.

Mostar remains ethnically divided between Bosnian Croats, who control the western part of the city, and Bosnian Muslims on the eastern side.

© 2006 dpa German Press Agency