The Republic of Srpska Ministry of the Interior
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| Banja Luka | Saturday, 10/03/2018

The Republic of Srpska Ministry of the Interior hereby denies the claims made by the BiH Minister of Security, Mr Dragan Mektić, in the TV programme ”Apostrof” broadcasted on ATV on March 9, 2018, concerning the terrorist attack to Public Security Station Zvornik on April 27, 2015.

The Republic of Srpska Ministry of the Interior had no information that a terrorist attack at the Public Security Station Zvornik was being prepared. In case that Minister Mektić disposed of such information, it was his obligation to undertake actions under his competence.

Also, it is not true that the members of the Unit for Support were on another assignment at the given moment and coming back to the station, they were on the first floor of the PSS Zvornik and they ran downstairs as soon as they heard the first shot and immediately responded to the attack of the terrorist, eliminating him.

The RS Ministry of the Interior hereby asks Minister Mektić to apologize to the family of the killed police officer and the wounded police officers for providing these false statements and insults.

The comment given by Minister Mektić that the uniform that the RS MoI police officers are wearing at the moment reminds of the one ”Ustashe” are wearing, is improper and offensive. The police uniform has emblems of the Republic of Srpska Police, and these comments are an offence to the police members.