"Jihad suspects" under house arrest in Kosovo
PRIŠTINA -- The imam of the El-Kuddus Mosque in Gnjilane, Zekerija Cazimi, 34, has been placed under house arrest by the Basic Court in Priština.
He was arrested last week on suspicion of being "one of the chief instigators of Jihad in Kosovo."
KOSOVSKA MITROVICA - The Kosovo police used a controlled explosion to neutralise an unexploded hand grenade in northern Kosovska Mitrovica on Saturday, in an area mostly populated by Serbs.
The hand grenade was discovered early on Saturday outside the entrance to a jewelry shop in the Ivo Lola Ribar street, according to Tanjug's reporter at the scene.
PRISTINA - The list of individuals against whom the Kosovo police are conducting an investigation includes head of the Kosovo Islamic Community Naim Trnava, TV broadcaster Kohavision from Kosovo reported as quoted by Pristina-based media.
KOSOVSKA MITROVICA - One passenger vehicle was burned down and another was damaged in Kosovska Mitrovica late Thursday in what was most likely an arson attack, the Kosovo police told Tanjug.
Regional police chief Zeljko Bojic told Tanjug that a Fiat Stilo, owned by a Kosovo Serb who works at the local prison, was torched at about 11 pm.
One car burned down, another damaged in K. Mitrovica
KOSOVSKA MITROVICA -- One passenger vehicle was burned down and another was damaged in Kosovska Mitrovica late on Thursday.
The incident was "most likely an arson attack," the Kosovo police told Tanjug.
"Jihad inspirator" arrested in Kosovo
PRIŠTINA -- A Muslim cleric described as "one of the main inspirators of Jihad in Kosovo" has been placed under arrest, the Albanian language media in Priština said.
Kosovo Police said the unnamed imam arrested in Gjilan was suspected of “encouraging jihad”, meaning “holy war”. They also said they found the cleric hiding in woods near his home.
Both arrested persons have allegedly recruited people for terrorist purposes and incited racial, religious and ethnic hatred.
The President of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga, on Monday praised the country's police for rounding up 40 suspected Islamist militants, saying that “Kosovo will not be a shelter for extremism.”
“We will never allow our country to become a source of criminal and terrorist acts that threaten peace and stability,” she said.