European Union peacekeepers in Bosnia-Herzegovina have raided the home of a Bosnian Serb suspected of being a part of the support network to the most wanted Balkan war crimes suspect, Radovan Karadzic.

EU troops raided the home of Dragan Sojic in the former Bosnian Serb stronghold of Pale, about 20 kilometers southeast of Sarajevo.

Officials say the U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague ordered the search aimed at finding clues about Karadzic's whereabouts.

The former Bosnian Serb political leader has been in hiding for more than 12 years since the Hague-based court indicted him.

Karadzic is charged with war crimes, genocide, crimes against humanity and severe breaches of the Geneva Conventions during the 1990s ethnic conflict in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Karadzic's military commander, General Ratko Mladic, the second most wanted Bosnian war crimes suspect, also remains in hiding.

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