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Bosnian Serb leader calls for separate Serb intelligence service after police station attack

  • Police officers secure an area near to a police station in eastern Bosnian town of Zvornik, 200 Km (124 miles) east of Sarajevo, on Monday, April 27, 2015. Bosnian authorities say a man stormed into a police station in a northeastern town of Zvornik shouting "Allahu akbar," killing a policeman and wounding two others, according to Police spokeswoman Aleksandra Simojlovic, who confirmed to The Associated Press that the attacker was killed. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)

    Police officers secure an area near to a police station in eastern Bosnian town of Zvornik, 200 Km (124 miles) east of Sarajevo, on Monday, April 27, 2015. Bosnian authorities say a man stormed into a police station in a northeastern town of Zvornik shouting "Allahu akbar," killing a policeman and wounding two others, according to Police spokeswoman Aleksandra Simojlovic, who confirmed to The Associated Press that the attacker was killed. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)  (The Associated Press)

  • Police officers secure the area near a police station following a shooting incident in the eastern Bosnian town of Zvornik, 200 Km (124 miles) east of Sarajevo, on Monday, April 27, 2015. Bosnian authorities say a man stormed into a police station in a northeastern town of Zvornik shouting "Allahu akbar," killing a policeman and wounding two others, according to Police spokeswoman Aleksandra Simojlovic, who confirmed to The Associated Press that the attacker was killed.(AP Photo/Amel Emric)

    Police officers secure the area near a police station following a shooting incident in the eastern Bosnian town of Zvornik, 200 Km (124 miles) east of Sarajevo, on Monday, April 27, 2015. Bosnian authorities say a man stormed into a police station in a northeastern town of Zvornik shouting "Allahu akbar," killing a policeman and wounding two others, according to Police spokeswoman Aleksandra Simojlovic, who confirmed to The Associated Press that the attacker was killed.(AP Photo/Amel Emric)  (The Associated Press)

  • Police officers secure the area near to a police station following a shooting incident in the eastern Bosnian town of Zvornik, 200 Km (124 miles) east of Sarajevo, on Monday, April 27, 2015. Bosnian authorities say a man stormed into a police station in a northeastern town of Zvornik shouting "Allahu akbar," killing a policeman and wounding two others, according to Police spokeswoman Aleksandra Simojlovic, who confirmed to The Associated Press that the attacker was killed.(AP Photo/Amel Emric)

    Police officers secure the area near to a police station following a shooting incident in the eastern Bosnian town of Zvornik, 200 Km (124 miles) east of Sarajevo, on Monday, April 27, 2015. Bosnian authorities say a man stormed into a police station in a northeastern town of Zvornik shouting "Allahu akbar," killing a policeman and wounding two others, according to Police spokeswoman Aleksandra Simojlovic, who confirmed to The Associated Press that the attacker was killed.(AP Photo/Amel Emric)  (The Associated Press)

The Bosnian Serb leader who is pushing for independence for the Serb region of Bosnia says the country's central institutions are "useless" and Bosnian Serbs should form their own intelligence service.

Milorad Dodik said Tuesday morning the Bosnian Serbs have the right to "defend themselves." The previous evening, a Bosnian Muslim gunman killed one police officer and injured two after he stormed into a police station in the northeastern town of Zvornik, in the Serb part of the country, shouting "Allahu akbar," or God is great.

The attack has instantly raised tensions in Bosnia, a country still fragile 20 years after the end of the war between its Christian Orthodox Serbs, Muslim Bosnians and Catholic Croats that left 100,000 people dead and divided the country along ethnic lines.