Montenegro: Car Bomb Near Journalist Home

A car bomb exploded on Sunday outside the home of a journalist who was investigating organized crime groups in Montenegro. The explosion rocked the northern Montenegrin city of Bijelo Polje an hour after a new pledge by the National Security Council to tackle organized crime. No one was injured in the bombing, the seventh this year. The Montenegrin Journalists Association said Sead Sadikovic had been threatened because of his investigative work. Organized crime groups have grown prevalent in Montenegro over the past few years, with violence moving into residential areas. Many of the killings are assumed to be connected to cocaine smuggling.

Source: OCCRP, Balkan Insight

Posted on: April 3, 2018