“Since obtaining information of the purchase of 2,500 automatic rifles for the needs of the police in Republika Srpska, as well as reports on the existence of training camps and alleged paramilitary formations, we contacted the US Embassy in BiH and the OHR. Klix.ba’s answers were both of concern..

‘The US Embassy expresses concern over recent reports of the existence of paramilitary organizations, illegal training camps and disproportionate weapons procurement, given the threat that this might pose in Bosnia and Herzegovina,’ said the US Public Relations Office in BiH .

They reiterate that while police forces should have the resources needed to preserve order and law, the quantities and types of weapons procured for that purpose should be within the standard requirements for law enforcement.” (translated from Klix)