Police arrested a Serbian man in Pristina last night who had over 26 pounds of explosives in his car as he was driving through an area of the city where diplomats live. Authorities believe he was planning a terrorist attack.
Balkans launch fight against jihadist recruitment
Security forces arrested nine imams and six other people in the second major operation in two months aimed at preventing Kosovans from traveling to Iraq and Syria for jihad. Most of the imams who were detained are said to be affiliated with the Islamic Community of Kosovo, and include a cleric from Pristina’s Grand Mosque.
A closer look at recent developments in a number of countries should dispel any illusions that the Islamic State’s aspirations and activities are only regional.
Balkan fighters abroad: Holy warriors
Police carried out some 60 raids across the country in a crackdown on Islamic extremists, arresting 40 men suspected of either fighting for, or supporting, the Islamic State or the Al Nusrah Front. Makeshift mosques were raided and weapons, ammunition, electronic equipment, and explosives were confiscated.
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