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Bosnian Islamic extremist given 45 years in prison for terrorist attack at police station
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, December 20, 2013 10:45 AM EST
A Bosnian court has sentenced an Islamic extremist to 45 years in prison for terrorism.
The explosion caused serious damage to nearby buildings and vehicles.
Causevic was also found guilty of plotting to commit other crimes — including kidnapping police officers and their children — with the aim of forcing Bosnia to introduce strict Islamic laws.
An alleged accomplice, Naser Palismanovic, was acquitted. Both men are followers of the Wahhabi sect — an austere brand of Sunni Islam.
Causevic's sentence is the harshest the court has ever pronounced for terrorism.