SARAJEVO (AFP) - The arrest of war crimes fugitive Radovan Karadzic sharply split Bosnia's Muslims and Serbs Tuesday, proving that atrocities committed in its brutal conflict remain a highly sensitive issue. While Muslims welcomed Monday's arrest by staging noisy celebrations on the streets of the capital Sarajevo, Serbs in Karadzic's wartime stronghold town of Pale expressed their anger and disappointment. An association of civilian victims of the 43-month siege of Sarajevo said the arrest brought "satisfaction". "I had lost all hope that this would ever happen. But the wheels of justice grind slowly," said Sejo Hodzic, the head of the association who remains incapacitated after being shot by a sniper during the siege. Staff at the Sarajevo maternity hospital recalled the day at the beginning of the siege when Karadzic's troops destroyed the hospital in an artillery attack while babies were being born. "This morning we all remembered that horrible day when we panicked and moved mothers and newborns to the basement of the hospital," said chief nurse Kadra Krnic. "It was a catastrophe. He will answer the charges for that," she said. "It's not fair. Only Serbs stand war crimes trials at The Hague," Slavko Vasic, 45, told AFP in Pale, some 20km east of Sarajevo.  Branka, a 30-year-old Serb, said she was indifferent to the news. "But when I saw celebrations in Sarajevo, I got very, very angry. We (Serbs) may do the same if a Muslim politician or a general is arrested," she said. In the Bosnian Serb administrative centre of Banja Luka, the entity's Prime Minister Milorad Dodik expressed relief at Karadzic's arrest, saying it removed a burden on his administration. Separately, the head of the political party founded by Karadzic, the Serb Democratic Party, said he was "shocked" at the news.