Security forces in Bosnia-Herzegovina have detained a former Bosnian Serb paramilitary leader suspected of crimes against humanity during the Balkan conflict of the 1990s.

Authorities say they picked up Momir Savic in the southeastern town of Visegrad. Prosecutors issued a warrant for Savic's arrest on suspicion of war crimes against Muslim civilians in the Visegrad area in 1992, as ethnic Serb forces killed or expelled most of the Muslims and Croats from eastern Bosnia. Authorities gave no further details.

The Bosnian conflict formally ended with the 1995 Dayton Accord, which divided the country into two entities, the Bosnian Serb Republic and the Muslim-Croat Federation.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP.