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Belgrade Tries to Restore Its Security

As dusk settles on Belgrade, special police units sweep across the city, cracking down on underworld figures and trying to restore a sense of security in the wake of the Serbian prime minister’s assassination. For many Belgrade residents, still reeling from Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic’s slaying by a sniper’s bullet last week, the show of strength is too little, too late. “These people were untouchable for years,” said Milena Trifunovic, 77. “Now it took Djindjic’s death to make the government deal with them.” Police say they are making progress in finding Djindjic’s killers. On Wednesday, officials said they had identified two of the three gunmen involved in the attack, and a newspaper published a photograph of another man Interior Minister Dusan Mihajlovic said was the third. The names of the two men linked to the attack were not released. Mihajlovic told state television the two known suspects belong to the Zemun Clan, an underworld group accused in Djindjic’s slaying. Full Story

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