This handout photo obtained from Bosnia and Herzegovina's State Agency for Investigations and Protection (SIPA) on April 15, 2015 shows SIPA officers conducting an actual arrest in the greater Sarajevo area, on April 15, 2015. " AFP PHOTO
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A magnet for foreign jihadis during its 1990s war, Bosnia is now grappling with the threat from homegrown extremists wooed by the conflicts in Iraq and Syria.While most Bosnian Muslims are moderates, a few thousand have adopted the ultraconservative Salafist brand of Sunni Islam introduced by the fighters who flocked to Bosnia from North Africa, the Middle East and Asia during the 1992-1995 conflict between Serbs, Muslims and Croats.Most of those foreign fighters, or "mujahedeen," left Bosnia when the war ended.Another man, said to have traveled to Syria, was arrested Tuesday over the attack.In June of the previous year, a man set off an explosive device at a police station in the central town of Bugojno, killing one officer and wounding six others in what the government called a "terrorist act".Some 150 Bosnians are believed to have joined jihadi groups in Iraq and Syria, while some 50 others have already been and returned from the battlefield, according to the intelligence services.Fifteen men went on trial in Serbia and Albania in March accused of recruiting and financing volunteers for the war in Syria.
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