Bosnia: Suspected Wahhabi attacks U.S. embassy
Source: Beta, Tanjug, Dnevni avaz
SARAJEVO -- An unidentified man on Friday in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, fired shots at the building housing the embassy of the United States.
The shooter is seen at a Sarajevo intersection (Tanjug)
Initially, local media in Sarajevo said that the shooter was "shot and killed by members of the Bosnian police", but Tanjug news agency is reporting that it received confirmation that the man was lightly injured and arrested.
Some local media also claimed that the attacker was accompanied by two other men.
A Bosnian police officer was also injured during the incident.
Eyewitnesses claimed earlier on Friday that the attacker was "dressed like a member of the (radical Islamic) Wahhabi movement", and that he was armed with an AK-47 assault rifle.
According to this, he was shouting quotes from the Koran during the attack. Unofficially, the shooter was identified as 23-year-old Mevlid Jašarević - an ethnic Muslim (Bosniak) from the southwestern Serbian region of Sandžak.
Beta news agency is quoting eyewitnesses as saying that although the shooting took place at the rush hour, the attacker "did not wish to shoot civilians", but instead "called on U.S. citizens to exit the embassy".
The shooter attacked the building at 15:40 CET, which was followed by "a half-hour battle with police".
There were no casualties among the embassy's staff, according to the newspaper.
more photos in our gallery
October 23, 2011 | 16:48 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- The EC has started analyzing Croatia’s law annulling Serbia, Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia and Yugoslav People’s Army (JNA) legal acts.
October 28, 2011 | 13:44 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (6) | Send comment
SARAJEVO -- Bosnia-Herzegovina Presidency members have announced that they do not have a common stance on Palestine’s UN membership bid.
October 28, 2011 | 11:35 | Source: B92, Beta, Tanjug, index.hr | Comments: (0) | Send comment
ZAGREB -- The trial of former Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader was postponed on Friday due to his poor health.
October 22, 2011 | 12:00 | Source: Beta | Comments: (14) | Send comment
ZAGREB -- Croatia's President Ivo Josipović will submit a request to the Constitutional Court to reassess constitutionality of the bill annulling Serbian indictments.
October 22, 2011 | 13:32 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (5) | Send comment
SARAJEVO -- Sarajevo-based daily Dnevni avaz claims that Republic of Srpska (RS) President Milorad Dodik has said that even a breakdown of Bosnia-Herzegovina is a solution.
October 24, 2011 | 10:59 | Source: Beta | Comments: (11) | Send comment
ZAGREB -- Branimir Glavaš, a convicted war criminal, will head an election list in the forthcoming elections in Croatia, according to reports.
October 25, 2011 | 16:30 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (6) | Send comment
ZAGREB -- Former Croatian president Stjepan Mesić has denied during that his presidential campaign was funded by the Albanian lobby.
October 27, 2011 | 12:02 | Source: Blic | Comments: (13) | Send comment
SARAJEVO -- Bosnia-Herzegovina is in the center of the international lobbying ahead of voting on Palestine’s membership bid in the UN on November 11.