Croatian officials deny allegations of recruiting Islamists in Bosnia

NEWS 14.03.2019 14:25
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Croatia's Security and Intelligence Agency (SOA) issued a statement on Thursday, denying allegations that it tried to recruit Bosnian Islamic extremists to transport weapons and explosives in Bosnian mosques.

“We reject the untrue and malicious allegations that SOA attempted to recruit members of the Salafi group to transport weapons and explosives in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which also accuse Croatia of aiding terrorism,” SOA said, adding they have requested an official response from Bosnia's security and intelligence agency, as well as that they would notify their international partners of the situation.

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Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic reacted to the allegations as well, calling them a “very creative manipulation.”

“Croatia fights against terrorism in cooperation with our partners, and we consider Bosnia our partner in that fight. This is complete nonsense which I fully reject,” he said.