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Bosnia Arrests 2 Serb War Crimes Suspects

Prosecutors in Bosnia-Herzegovina say two ethnic Serbs have been arrested on suspicion of war crimes committed in a detention camp during the Bosnian conflict of the 1990s.

Authorities said in a statement Tuesday the two suspects Radivoje Lalovic and Soniboj Skiljevic were wartime wardens at the notorious Kula prison outside Sarajevo between 1992 and 1995. The facility housed thousands of Croats and Muslims during the conflict.

The statement said the two men are suspected of responsibility for the illegal detentions of non-Serb civilians, as well as torture, killings and forced labor.

The French news agency quotes authorities as saying the suspects were arrested in Sarajevo and the northeastern town of Bijeljina.

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