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Serbia: Government Says Djindjic's Murder Has Been Solved

Belgrade, 20 April 2003 (RFE/RL) -- The Serbian government is today quoted as saying it has solved the murder of Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic (pictured). Serbian Interior Minister Dusan Mihajlovic told the daily "Vecernje Novosti" that Serbia's government knows who ordered, organized, and carried out Djindjic's assassination.

Mihajlovic said police have identified 12 people who played roles in the killing and said they will be tried.

He said authorities have confessions and evidence from the assassin and others connected to the slaying.

Serbian authorities blame the Zemun criminal gang for the killing. The leading suspect is Zvezdan Jovanovic, the deputy commander of a disbanded police unit who was arrested in March.