Serb Police Beef Security on Tadic Assassination Tip, Blic Says

Serbian police stepped up security after receiving a warning message about a plan to assassinate President Boris Tadic and other political leaders, Belgrade-based Blic reported, without saying where it got the information.

A text message from a mobile phone sent to police listed Tadic, Serbian Patriarch Irinej, Interior Minister Ivica Dacic and Police Chief Milorad Veljovic as targets of a planned assassination.

The report comes a week after Bosnian Serb police arrested a man suspected of bringing explosives and weapons into a sports hall where Tadic and the Serbian leadership attended the 20th anniversary of the Bosnian Serb Republic, one of the two entities in ethnically divided Bosnia. Tadic leads the Democratic Party, whose former leader Zoran Djindjic, the first prime minister after the fall of Slobodan Milosevic, was assassinated in Belgrade in 2003.

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