The Prosecutor's Office of the Sarajevo-based Bosnia-Herzegovina State Court, according to reports, handed over to their Canadian colleagues some information obtained in a couple of operations by Bosnian police against suspected terrorists last year.
Bosnia's intelligence service (OSA) detained in October last year Mirsad Bektasevic, a Muslim with Swedish citizenship and of Serbia and Montenegro origin, Turkish citizen Abdulkadir Cesur and Bosnian citizen Bajro Ikanovic, all suspected of planning suicide attacks on Western diplomatic missions in Bosnia.
A certain amount of weapons and explosives, as well as video tapes with instructions for a prayer before the suicide attacks, was found in the suspects' homes during the operation.
Bektasevic, Cesur and Ikanovic, who have been in custody since the arrest, last month pleaded not guilty before the State Court, where the trial against them has been ongoing.
The court did not confirm or deny involvement in the arrests in Canada.
Canadian police took 17 people into custody on terrorism-related charges in a series of raids and arrests in the Toronto area. The arrests were linked to an alleged bomb plot in the province of Ontario by a group influenced by the al-Qaeda terrorist network, police said.
A spokesman for Bosnia-Herzegovina Prosecutor's Office, Boris Grubesic, told media that during the investigation into suspected terrorist activities last year the office contacted many countries. However, he refused to give details of the contacts or reveal the names of the countries involved.
The arrests of Bektasevic and Cesur in the Bosnian capital last year led to a number of arrests in Denmark where five men and one woman were detained last November over suspected terrorist activities, believed to be linked with the alleged terrorist group in Bosnia.