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Serbia: Cache of weapons found near PM's family home

  • FILE - In this file photo taken May 24, 2016, Serbia's Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic gestures during a press conference, in Belgrade, Serbia.  Serbia's  interior minister Nebojsa Stefanovic said Vucic has been moved to a safe location after a large of cache of weapons including anti-tank rocket, hand grenades and sniper rifle ammunition was found Saturday Oct. 29, 2016, near his family home near Belgrade. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, FILE)

    FILE - In this file photo taken May 24, 2016, Serbia's Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic gestures during a press conference, in Belgrade, Serbia. Serbia's interior minister Nebojsa Stefanovic said Vucic has been moved to a safe location after a large of cache of weapons including anti-tank rocket, hand grenades and sniper rifle ammunition was found Saturday Oct. 29, 2016, near his family home near Belgrade. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, FILE)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE- In this Friday, June 19, 2015 file photo, Serbia's Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic during a press conference in Belgrade, Serbia.  Serbia's  interior minister Nebojsa Stefanovic said Vucic has been moved to a safe location after a large of cache of weapons including anti-tank rocket, hand grenades and sniper rifle ammunition was found Saturday Oct. 29, 2016, near his family home near Belgrade. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, FILE)

    FILE- In this Friday, June 19, 2015 file photo, Serbia's Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic during a press conference in Belgrade, Serbia. Serbia's interior minister Nebojsa Stefanovic said Vucic has been moved to a safe location after a large of cache of weapons including anti-tank rocket, hand grenades and sniper rifle ammunition was found Saturday Oct. 29, 2016, near his family home near Belgrade. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, FILE)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this file photo taken May 24, 2016, Serbia's Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic gestures during a press conference, in Belgrade, Serbia.  Serbia's  interior minister Nebojsa Stefanovic said Vucic has been moved to a safe location after a large of cache of weapons including anti-tank rocket, hand grenades and sniper rifle ammunition was found Saturday Oct. 29, 2016, near his family home near Belgrade. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, FILE)

    FILE - In this file photo taken May 24, 2016, Serbia's Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic gestures during a press conference, in Belgrade, Serbia. Serbia's interior minister Nebojsa Stefanovic said Vucic has been moved to a safe location after a large of cache of weapons including anti-tank rocket, hand grenades and sniper rifle ammunition was found Saturday Oct. 29, 2016, near his family home near Belgrade. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, FILE)  (The Associated Press)

Serbia's police chief says Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic has been moved to a safe location after a large of cache of weapons was found near his family house near Belgrade.

Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic said Saturday that a trunk found in a forest by the house held an anti-tank rocket, hand grenades and sniper rifle ammunition.

Stefanovic says the location is "ideal" for an assassination attempt and that he was afraid for Vucic's safety. He says it was not the first time the prime minister was a potential target, but did not elaborate.

Stefanovic says "it is highly unusual" for such weapons to be discovered near a place where cars have to slow down before entering or leaving Vucic's house.

He says it is not "a naive" incident.