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Police Investigating Assassination Plot Against Bosnian Serb Prime Minister


Officials in Bosnia-Herzegovina have confirmed they are investigating an assassination plot against Bosnian Serb Prime Minister Milorad Dodik.

A classified police document published in a Bosnian Serb newspaper Nezavisne Novine said a Serbian criminal gang was planning to kill Mr. Dodik to protect its ongoing illegal financial schemes.

The document said the same gang was linked to the 2003 murder of Serbian reformist Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic.

The report also says officials in Montenegro were involved in planning the assassination.

The speaker of the Montenegrin parliament told the country's radio the report of his involvement is a "blatant fabrication."

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.