BELGRADE – Swedish authorities said they would expel a Bosnian man who had sought asylum in Sweden but was suspected of being a member of the Islamic State group.

Immigration authorities said on June 17 that the 46-year-old was considered “a security risk” and had been flagged by France in the European Union’s national security database.

He said the unidentified man had his asylum request turned down because it was deemed groundless. Bosnians are systematically denied asylum in Sweden. Bosnia and Herzegovina, a candidate for EU membership, is considered safe by many of the bloc’s members.

Moreover, Sweden’s Sydsvenskan daily and other news outlets said the man had ties to the IS.

The man arrived in the city of Malmo on June 13 by plane from Bosnia with his four children.