The police arrested twenty persons early Tuesday, followers of radical Islam.
The police arrested twenty persons early Tuesday, followers of
radical Islam. 600 policemen participated in the action called
"Monstrum" and the indicted are suspected of terrorism.
Interior Minister Gordana Jankulovska said that some of the arrested
participated in the fights in Afghanistan and Pakistan and bearing in
mind that Macedonia is part of the global coalition for peace and by
number of citizens fifth according to participation of ARM peacekeepers
in mission in Afghanistan, it is a potential target for terrorism. Large
quantity of weapons were discovered in the police raid and the
investigation will show whether some of the weapons was used in the
multiple murders near Smilkovci. Considering the fact that Macedonia is
a potential target for terrorism, the murders of five people from
Macedonia could be revenge for the participation in the peacekeeping missions.