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Gunman opens fire on US Embassy in Bosnia, wounding a police officer

Witnesses said the gunman told pedestrians to move away because he was targeting only the US Embassy. He was shot after a 30-minute standoff with police. A hospital spokeswoman said the gunman had a minor leg wound. Witnesses said the gunman told pedestrians to move away because he was targeting only the US Embassy. He was shot after a 30-minute standoff with police. A hospital spokeswoman said the gunman had a minor leg wound. (Dado Ruvic/Reuters)
Associated Press / October 29, 2011

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A man opened fire with an automatic weapon yesterday in what authorities called a terrorist attack on the U.S. Embassy in Bosnia. A policeman and the gunman were wounded, but the embassy said none of its employees was hurt. Sarajevo Mayor Alija Behmen said the gunman “got off a tram with a Kalashnikov and started shooting at the American Embassy.’’ Witnesses told Bosnian television that the man urged pedestrians to move away, saying he was targeting only the embassy.

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