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Court OKs custody for suspects in alleged Kosovo terror plot

Associated Press Associated Press 11/11/2016

PRISTINA, Kosovo — A Kosovo court has decided that seven people arrested for alleged links to Islamic extremists should be kept in custody so they don't try to flee the country.

The Pristina court on Friday decided the seven suspects detained last weekend could be held for up to one month because of their alleged links to the Islamic State group in Syria and because they are alleged to have been preparing terror attacks in the Balkans.

The court says the alleged attacks were meant "to frighten the population, destabilize and destroy fundamental, political, constitutional, economic and social structures."

The seven were arrested as part of regional operation that also led to the arrests of six people in neighboring Albania and Macedonia, as well as two more suspects in Kosovo this week.

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