Serbia jails 4 Muslims for plotting terror attack

Tue Sep 8, 2009 12:28pm EDT

BELGRADE, Sept 8 (Reuters) - A Serbian court on Tuesday sentenced four Muslims to prison terms ranging from four to eight years for plotting to attack a football stadium in a southern town of Novi Pazar, a spokeswoman said.

Bajram Aslani and Nedzad Bulic, who were both tried in absentia were sentenced to eight and seven years in prison, while Adis Muric was sentenced to eight years in prison and Enes Mujanovic to four years in prison.

"They were found guilty of conspiring to carry out act of terrorism," Maja Kovacevic said.

"The four were plotting to attack the football stadium during a soccer match when the police presence is strong ".

All four are said to be followers of the puritanical Sunni Muslim Wahhabi sect.

Novi Pazar is the capital of Serbia's Sandzak region, where the majority of the population are moderate Muslims.

In July, Serbia sentences 11 Muslims for plotting to kill Serbia's top Muslim cleric and planning to attack a police station in Novi Pazar. (Reporting by Ivana Sekularac; Editing by Jon Hemming)

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