"Each time after a person had been taken out, I heard a volley of fire or a single shot," Salkic said.
He recalled that it was raining heavily when he approached the bridge, where he saw police officers in blue uniforms and soldiers in olive-grey Yugoslav People's Army uniforms, as well as members of a unit called the Red Berets.
Courts in the towns of Doboj and Sokolac have rejected requests to ban 16 associations whose titles contain the words 'Chetnik Movement' or 'Ravna Gora Movement', while three more courts in Bosnia's Serb-majority Republika Srpska entity are still considering requests to ban the associations, BIRN has learned.
Sakib Mahmuljin (left) receives the award from Zenica-Doboj Canton premier Mirza Ganic. Photo: Zenica-Doboj Canton government.
Bruce Berton, head of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe's mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, said on Friday that the Zenica-Doboj Canton's decision to honour war crimes defendant Sakib Mahmuljin shows disrespect for the victims.
War veterans have blocked roads in various parts of Bosnia-Herzegovina to demand additional benefits.
Reports said the veterans of Bosnia's 1992-95 war peacefully ended their last blockades in the country's Muslim-Croat Federation on the morning of March 1.
The protest that began on February 28 had left thousands of people trapped in their vehicles in freezing temperatures.