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Sweden Deports Bosnian Suspected Of IS Ties

Swedish authorities say they will expel a Bosnian man who sought asylum in Sweden but is suspected of being a member of the Islamic State (IS) extremist group.

Immigration authorities said on June 17 that the 46-year-old was considered "a security risk" and had been flagged by France in the European Union's national security database.

He said the unidentified man had his asylum request turned down because it was deemed groundless.

Bosnians are systematically denied asylum in Sweden. Bosnia-Herzegovina, a candidate for EU membership, is considered safe by many of the bloc's members.

Moreover, Sweden's Sydsvenskan daily and other news outlets said the man had ties to IS.

The man arrived in the city of Malmo on June 13 by plane from Bosnia with his four children.

Based on reporting by AP and AFP