- Oct 24, 2006
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Bosnian authorities say a lone gunman shot outside the U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo on Friday was targeting the building, and have described the incident as a terrorist attack.
The unidentified man had opened fired with an automatic rifle in front of the embassy, 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 U.S. was a "proven friend of Bosnia-Herzegovina."