NATO-led troops in Bosnia-Herzegovina have searched the home of the wife of fugitive war crimes suspect former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic.

Alliance spokesman Derek Chapell says troops searched the residence of Ljiljana Zelen-Karadzic and questioned those found inside as they sought information about the suspect and his support network. Witnesses say a unit of NATO troops conducted the operation in the village of Pale, east of Sarajevo.

Though NATO handed over peacekeeping duties in Bosnia to a European Union force in December, it has kept some troops there to help search for war crimes suspects and deal with terrorism.

The United Nations war crimes tribunal indicted Mr. Karadzic and his top military commander, General Ratko Mladic, in 1995 for their roles in attacks on civilians during the Bosnian conflict. Both men remain at large.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.