April 18, 2006 -- Bosnia's state prosecutors today said three men arrested in the country last year were planning suicide attacks against Western targets in Europe.
They said the projected assaults aimed at forcing Bosnia, or another government, to withdraw forces from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Swedish citizen Mirsad Bektasevic and Turkish national Cesur Aldulkadir were formally charged last week by a Bosnian court. The indictment indicates the two men and their Bosnian accomplice, Bajro Ikanovic, were part of a wider European terrorist network, spreading to Denmark and Britain.
Denmark has arrested five young Muslims accused of belonging to the network. Three other people are being held in British custody as part of the investigation.