Gunman fires at US embassy in Sarajevo

Updated: 2011-10-28 22:46


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SARAJEVO - A gunman with an automatic weapon opened fire at the United States embassy in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo on Friday and police rushed to the scene, a Reuters witness said.

A Reuters photographer said police were trying to surround the gunman, who was armed with a Kalashnikov rifle.

A source close to the embassy said two security guards had been wounded. The US embassy is located in the central business, university and shopping district of the capital.