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Bosnian War Crime Suspect Wounded In EU Shootout

Refugees returning to the Bosnian village of Rogatica, where Dragomir Abazovic allegedly committed war crimes during the war (file photo). (RFE/RL) 5 January 2006 -- EU peacekeepers wounded a war crimes suspect, his wife, and his son during an attempted arrest in Bosnia today.

Dragomir Abazovic, his wife Rada, and their 12-year-old son Dragoljub suffered gunshot wounds in the shootout with EUFOR troops near Rogatica.

All three were taken to hospital in the city of Foca. Doctors said Abazovic's wife later died from blood loss.

A local court in Bosnia had indicted Abazovic for alleged war crimes committed in Rogatica during the Bosnian war.


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Ratko Mladic (left) confers with Radovan Karadzic during a meeting in Pale in 1993 (epa)


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To listen to wartime audio of Ratko Mladic, click here.

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