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EU Peacekeepers Raid House in Bosnia


European Union officials say peacekeeping troops in Bosnia-Herzegovina have raided the house of a suspected supporter of war crimes fugitive Radovan Karadzic.

An EU statement Monday said the early morning raid in the southeastern town of Rudo was conducted at the request of the United Nations' International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia at The Hague.

The operation centered on the home of a Bosnian-Serb suspected of being part of a network of supporters helping Karadzic evade capture.

The EU says several items from the house were seized in the raid, but officials did not give any details.

Karadzic was the Bosnian Serb wartime leader in the early 1990s. The war crimes tribunal has charged him, and his wartime military commander Ratko Mladic, with genocide and crimes against humanity.

Charges against the two include their alleged roles in the 1995 massacre of an estimated 8,000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica.

Both Karadzic and Mladic have been fugitives for the last 10 years. Mladic is widely believed to be hiding in Serbia. Karadzic is thought to be hiding in Bosnia or neighboring Montenegro. They are the U.N. tribunals two most wanted suspects.

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