Austrian court convicts man of murder during Bosnian war

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An Austrian court has found a Bosnian-born Austrian citizen guilty of multiple murders and attempted murder during the Bosnian war and sentenced him to 10 years in prison.

The 48-year old man was not identified in line with Austrian confidentiality rules. The court in the city of Linz convicted him of 16 cases of murder, three attempted murders and arson.

The man denied involvement.

He was convicted for participating in an attack by about 20 Bosniaks — Bosnian Muslims — on the Bosnian Serb village of Serdari in 1992 that led to the killings of a total of 20 people, including six children, and the torching of six houses

Hundreds of thousands of Serbs, Bosniaks and Croats were killed in the ethnically fueled Bosnian war between 1992 and 1995.