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Former Serbian Secret Service Officials Arrested Over Journalist's Killing

Independent newspaper editor Slavko Curuvija was gunned down in April 1999.
Two former Serbian senior secret service officials have been arrested over the killing of a prominent independent Serb journalist and publisher nearly 15 years ago.

Media reports in Serbia quote police as saying that former Belgrade spy agency head Milan Radonjic and operations chief Ratko Romic were arrested on January 14 on suspicion they had planned the assassination of Slavko Curuvija in April 1999.

The killing took place in Belgrade during NATO air strikes against Serbia over Kosovo.

Curuvija was a fierce critic of President Slobodan Milosevic.

Days before he was gunned down, Curuvija was singled out by Milosevic's powerful wife, Mirjana Markovic, as a supporter of the NATO bombing.

Curuvija's family and friends have accused Markovic of ordering the attack.

Failure to solve the case has burdened all subsequent Serbian governments.

Based on reporting by AP and