BELGRADE - Montenegrin police say they have arrested 20 people suspected of planning armed attacks after voting closes in parliamentary elections, RFE/RL reports.
National police director Slavko Stojanovic said on October 16 that those arrested late on October 15 came from neighboring Serbia.
The Montenegrin police accused the Special Prosecutor's Office of the illegal arrests of several senior police officers on Sunday on suspicion of involvement in organized crime and demanded protection from Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic.
In a statement late on Sunday, the Police Directorate complained of a "constant atmosphere of distrust" created by the prosecution.
Interior ministers from the three Balkan countries held a meeting in Podgorica on Tuesday to discuss the threat from radical Islamist movements in the region and ways to prevent it through joint efforts.
"We have agreed that we will not allow terrorism to spread across the region and that we are ready to destroy it," Bosnian Interior Minister Dragan Mektic told reporters.