War crimes suspect nabbed at VIA

A former army general suspected of war crimes in the Bosnian War has been put in custody in Austria.The federal interior ministry announced today (Fri) that Jovan Divjak was arrested at Vienna International Airport (VIA) yesterday evening. The ministry said the 74-year-old was put in custody on the orders of a court in Korneuburg. Judges in the Lower Austrian town referred to a warrant issued by Serbia.The ex-army general is accused of having ordered an ambush on withdrawing Yugoslav troops. Around 40 soldiers were killed and more than 200 injured in the attack in 1992, according to reports. The exact number of victims was never established.Viennese press claimed today Divjak arrived at VIA from Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He planned to change flights at VIA to attend an educational forum in the Italian city of Bologna, according to reports.Austrian officials are expected to extradite Divjak, who was born in Belgrade, to Serbia within the coming weeks.