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Police officer killed by bomb explosion in Bosnia

An early morning explosion at a police station in central Bosnia killed one police officer and injured others on Sunday. Police say they detained five suspects but have not mentioned a motive.

Bosnian policemen inspect the damage at the police station

The attack came early on Sunday morning

In the early hours of Sunday in the central Bosnian town of Bugojno, a powerful blast ripped through the local police headquarters, killing one officer and injuring at least one other.

At least 20 policemen were in the station at the time.

The explosion also seriously damaged nearby buildings and vehicles. It remained unclear whether the explosive device had been planted or was thrown at the police station. Some news reports say the explosion was caused by a car bomb.

"Such terrorist attacks represent a jeopardy for the whole of society and we have to energetically stem this evil, which is threatening the lives of our people," Bosnia's Security Minister Sadik Ahmetovic told state television.

Police said that people suspected of being involved in the attack had been arrested.

Author: Holly Fox (AFP/Reuters)
Editor: Martin Kuebler

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