Srebrenica massacre: Seven men arrested on suspicion of carrying out killings

Prosecutors in Serbia have made the first arrests of people suspected of carrying out the 1995 Srebrenica massacre of Bosnian Muslims, according to reports.

Some 8,000 Bosnian men and boys were killed in Srebrenica in eastern Bosnia in 1995 - Europe's worst atrocity since World War Two.

Prosecutors told The Associated Press that seven men have been arrested on suspicion of killing 1,000 at a warehouse on the outskirts of Srebrenica.

Former Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic, the mastermind behind the killings, was arrested in 2011 and sent to the international criminal court for trial.

But Wednesday's arrests were the first of people suspected of carrying out the killings themselves nearly 20 years ago.