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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.
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Title Annotation:Kanal 5 TV news (30 April-1 May)
Publication:Macedonian Electronic Media Digest
Geographic Code:4EXMA
Date:May 2, 2012
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