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Milosevic Ally is Held Over Serb Assassination

POLICE arrested Slobodan Milosevic’s former intelligence chief and more than 50 suspected mafia members yesterday as the hunt intensified for the assassins of Zoran Djindjic, the Serbian Prime Minister. In the greatest outpouring of public grief since the death of Marshal Tito, the Yugoslav leader, state-run television broadcast sombre music throughout the day. Thousands of people filed past the government building and lay flowers near the spot where the 50-year-old reformist was shot dead on Wednesday. In the first official statement since his death, the Government said that all the suspects detained had links to an underworld group blamed for the assassination. “I assure you we will arrest all responsible and liquidate anyone who resists arrest,” Dusan Mihajlovic, Serbia’s Interior Minister, said. Police set up checkpoints throughout the capital and officers armed with assault rifles were searching cars and drivers. The army also promised to help the investigation. Full Story

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