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Nato raids former Karadzic base
Radovan Karadzic
Nato has repeatedly failed to capture Mr Karadzic
Nato troops have raided a radio station run by the daughter of ex-Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, in their hunt for the indicted war criminal.

The troops searched the station and a telecommunications building, both in Mr Karadzic's former base, Pale, near the Bosnian capital Sarajevo.

Nato has stepped up the hunt for Mr Karadzic, who is charged with genocide for his part in the Bosnian war.

Last week UN chief prosecutor Carla Del Ponte said Mr Karadzic is in Belgrade.

'Routine'

"The operation consists of a routine, unannounced inspection of the Pale PTT offices," said a spokesman for the Nato-led peacekeeping force in Bosnia-Hercegovina.

He said it was one in a series of future Nato moves against the support network for war crimes suspects, AP news agency reported.

Troops reportedly visited a telecommunications building and later moved to the Sveti Jovan (Saint John) radio station run by Mr Karadzic's daughter, Sonja.

"They asked me all the standard questions," she was quoted as saying by AFP news agency.

Nato-led troops have reportedly raided the station several times since the war, which ended eight years ago.

Peacekeepers also visited Pale last month in a bid to arrest Mr Karadzic. They detained two suspected accomplices, one of whom was released last week.


SEE ALSO:
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Where are Karadzic and Mladic?
06 Jul 01  |  Europe
Profile: Radovan Karadzic
17 Jan 02  |  Europe


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