Gunman targets US Embassy in Bosnia
Friday 28 October 2011
A lone gunman was shot and captured after launching a terrorist attack outside the US Embassy in Sarajevo today.
The unidentified man had opened fired with an automatic rifle in front of the embassy in the Bosnian capital, injuring at least one police officer guarding the building before he was shot and arrested.
Bakir Izetbegovic, the Muslim Bosniak member of the country's three-member presidency, said in a statement that he strongly condemned "the terrorist attack on the embassy of the United States in Bosnia-Herzegovina".
He said the shooting spree must be promptly and efficiently investigated and that the US was a "proven friend of Bosnia-Herzegovina".
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