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Bosnian Serb war criminal dies in jail

Bosnian Serb war criminal dies in jail
A prominent Bosnian Serb war criminal has died in a hospital in Sweden while serving a ten-year sentence. Officials say 52-year-old Miroslav Deronjic died of natural causes after a long illness.

Mr Deronjic was a top wartime authority in the city of Bratunac in eastern Bosnia during the conflict in the early 1990s.

He was convicted of ordering an attack on a Bosnian village in which 65 Muslims were killed. The court said Mr Deronjic admitted ordering to burn down the village and displace its residents.