Bosnia Herzegovina's war crimes court has confirmed charges against three Bosnian Croats accused of war crimes against Muslim civilians during the Balkan conflict.

In an official statement released Monday, the court confirmed charges against the three former Bosnian Croat soldiers.

Court officials say the soldiers are responsible for planning and ordering the murder, rape and torture of Muslims in the southern city of Mostar in the early 1990s.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP.