The incident is a huge embarrassment to prison bosses because Krstic is regarded as one of Britain's most sensitive and high-profile inmates.So, that 'maximum security', then? How's it working out so far?
It is almost certain to be raised at diplomatic level and questions will be asked about how the suspects were able to attack him.
Outraged officials in the city of Banja Luka, the centre of Bosnian Serb power, said last night that the 'whole position' of the War Crimes Tribunal would be further undermined if those convicted 'couldn't even by protected in a prison'.One might also ask whether a proper risk assessment might have suggested that keeping him in the same prison as the one also holding a large Muslim population wasn't too wise...
'We should know whether this was allowed to happen... whether a blind eye was turned,' one said.