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Tuesday, 2 October, 2001, 10:10 GMT 11:10 UK
Bosnia terror suspects quizzed
S-For troops in Bosnia
S-For troops detained the four men in Sarajevo
Four men arrested in Bosnia after the World Trade Center attacks were still being questioned on Tuesday nearly a week after they were detained on suspicion of terrorist activities, Nato officials have confirmed.

The men were arrested in Sarajevo, where documents and cash were also seized from a Saudi Arabian charity.

Some documents and other materials were seized... including a safe found to contain a large quantity of cash

Nato spokesman
The nationalities of the four people being held in Bosnia have not been released, though Bosnian television has reported that two are Saudi nationals and two are Bosnian.

One report said two of them had been found with box cutters - small knives used in the US attacks - near Sarajevo airport.

Hotel arrests

A spokesman for the Nato-led S-For peacekeepers said the four people being held were "suspected of involvement with support for terrorist activities".

They will remain in custody for questioning, he said.

Two of the men were arrested on 25 September at a hotel in Sarajevo.

The others were detained the next day near the offices of the Saudi High Commission for Relief.

Large amounts of cash were seized at the charity offices, said officials.


"Some documents and other materials were seized from each location, including a safe found to contain a large quantity of cash from the office of the Saudi High Commission for Relief," a spokesman said.

The detentions have refocused attention on the presence in Bosnia of Mujahideen fighters, who went there during the war from a number of foreign countries. Hundreds still live there.

Serbia's interior minister has recently claimed that Osama Bin Laden runs training camps in both Bosnia and Kosovo.

The BBC's Gabriel Partos says activities by foreign Islamic fundamentalists are largely kept in check by the presence of Nato, but that does not rule out that some militants may operate from the Balkans.

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