Bosnia police move migrants camping near Croatia’s border

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian authorities say dozens of migrants who camped for days near the border with Croatia have been transferred to a migrant center in northwestern Bosnia.

Police said members of the group boarded buses without incident on Tuesday, paving the way for the reopening of a border crossing that was blocked since their arrival.

The migrants walked to the border last week hoping to be allowed to enter Croatia. Some clashed with Bosnian police while trying to push their way through.

Since Croatia is a member of the European Union, it’s easier to travel from there to other EU countries.

Thousands of migrants with dreams of reaching western Europe have been staying in northwestern Bosnia as the war-ravaged country struggles to serve an influx of asylum-seekers from the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Copyright © 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.

More from:

Europe News World News

More from WTOP

Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up