Bosnia President: Terrorist attack on US Embassy

October 28, 2011 - 12:45 PM
Bosnia Shooting Spree

An unidentified gunman stands in the center of the street in Sarajevo, Bosnia on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011 at a street in front of the U.S. embassy. An unidentified man shot several rounds at pedestrians in downtown Sarajevo on Friday and injured at least one officer before police special forces took him down. For at least 30 minutes the man stood at a street in front of the U.S. embassy in Sarajevo and shot around from an automatic rifle. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — 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."