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Ex-Bosnian Muslim Commander Held Over Wartime Killings

Bosnian police today arrested a former Muslim commander for his role in the killing of 22 Croatian civilians and soldiers during the country's 1992-95 war.

Prosecutors' office spokesman Boris Grubesic said Hasan Hakalovic, 62, had been detained because did not take measures to punish the perpetrators of the murders, who were under his command.

The killing of 19 civilians and three captive Croatian soldiers took place in April 1993, in the village of Trusina, near the southern town of Konjic.

According to the prosecution, members of two Muslim-led Bosnian Army brigades, one of which was commanded by Hakalovic, were responsible for the killings.

compiled from agency reports