Kosovo police detain 3 terrorism suspects
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo police say they have detained three people for allegedly forming a terrorist group and recruiting followers.
In a statement Thursday police said they found military uniforms and propaganda material when they searched the suspects’ homes in southern Kosovo.
A police officer, who was speaking on condition of anonymity because the investigation is still ongoing, said the three allegedly plotted to carry out an attack inspired by radical Islamist teachings.
Local media reported the suspects were ethnic Albanians with suspected links to radicals in Syria, where at least one of them allegedly fought alongside Sunni rebels.
Prompted by the surge of volunteers joining militants in Syria, Kosovo lawmakers recently passed legislation with prison sentences of up to 15 years for those joining armed groups abroad.