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Bosnia police arrest two Srebrenica genocide suspects

SARAJEVO - Bosnian police on Thursdayarrested two Bosnian Serb former soldiers suspected of genocideover the killing of around 1,000 Muslims from the eastern townof Srebrenica, the site of Europe's worst atrocity since theWorld War Two.

Ostoja Stanisic, 60, and Marko Milosevic, 48, were detainednear the eastern town of Zvornik on orders of the Bosnian warcrimes prosecutor, the prosecutor's office said in a statement.

"The two are subject of an investigation. Stanisic, theformer commander of the 6th battalion of the Bosnian Serb armyZvornik brigade and Milosevic, his deputy, are suspected ofcommitting criminal acts of genocide," it said.

The men are suspected of committing crimes in the area nearthe Petkovci dam in the village of Djurici, where around 1,000Bosnian Muslim men and boys from Srebrenica were executed inJuly 1995, the office said.

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