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Kosovars, Albanians Arrested On Terrorism-Related Charges

  • RFE/RL's Balkan Service

In addition to making seven arrests, Kosovo's police said in a statement that they had also confiscated equipment and other evidence.

In addition to making seven arrests, Kosovo's police said in a statement that they had also confiscated equipment and other evidence.

Police in Kosovo and Albania say they have arrested nearly a dozen people on suspicion of committing terrorism-related offenses.

Kosovar police said on November 5 that they had arrested seven people in various parts of Kosovo for alleged involvement in "terrorism and acts against the constitutional order and security of Kosovo."

Police said in a statement that they had confiscated equipment and other evidence related to the case.

They added that the suspects were arrested in Mitrovica, Ferizaj, and the capital, Pristina, among other places, and would be detained for 48 hours.

Kosovar police spokesman Baki Kelani told RFE/RL on November 5 that the situation in the country is "calm and stable."

Meanwhile, in neighboring Albania, police say they have arrested four people for reportedly recruiting members for the Islamic State group and for funding rebel groups in Syria.

A police statement said the arrests took place on November 4 and involved a joint operation with police in Kosovo and Macedonia, where several other suspects had been detained.

With reporting by AP
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