Skip to comments.Reuters: Two security guards wounded in shooting at US embassy in Sarajevo
Posted on 10/28/2011 8:04:22 AM PDT by nuconvert
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 U.S. embassy is located in the central business, university and shopping district of the capital.
Sudden Jihad Syndrome
why do we have troops there?
Ask Billy Jeff, to protect muslims.
They shot up my Iltis(jeep) when I was there in 1994 , it was full of holes, It still ran and would whistle
I believe all of our embassies have Marine guards.
Looks like the Kalashnikov has been downgraded from “assault rifle.”
America, making the world safe for Islamic Jihadists.
(note 4/5 length of the pants and beard)
The United States is diplomatic and military arm of Islamic terrorism.
Without United States' military support to Islamic terrorism, there would be no Islamist Bosnia today.
Nor Islamist Libya.
Chicken are coming home to roost.
......imagine that...who would have thought...
Wake up America, the Clintons lied and Christians died.
heez dead now...
“A gunman opened fire at the US embassy in Sarajevo Friday before being taken out by a sniper, Bosnian radio reported, identifying the attacker as a radical Islamist, AFP reported.
“A man, member of the Wahhabi (branch of Islam), aged around 40, shot at the US embassy with a Kalashnikov rifle,” Bosnian national radio said.”
That’s a lot of info real fast.
Fox just reported that he got out of a car being driven by someone else, so they must be looking for others.
yes, other stories note others are being sought....
Looks like a M70 to me:
Note folding stock (”A” variants), and the 3 slots on the foregrip.
WeaselZippers has video of the jihadi *sshole getting shot.
The report in post#16 says he survived
Before Bosnian civil war started in 1992, Bosnian Muslim Patriotic League got in possession of 100,000 assault rifles from the Army and NG depots. Most were M70. I wonder if there are any AK-47 in Bosnia - there was no need for them when M70 was plentiful. Also, before civil war no one called M70 "AK" or "Kalasnikov". It is colloquial use by people who are not familiar with weapons, hence Bosnian media reports of "Kalasnikov rifle".
Yugoslav armament industry was copycat but capable of producing significantly improved originals - be it Mouser M98 Carbines (Zastava M48), Sig handguns (CZ-99), Dragunov sniper or AK-47. They improved even when under licence agreement (e.g. Zastava made Skorpion M84 submachine pistol)
“Balkan jihadists seek to distance themselves from themselves”
SNIPPET: “I’ll admit to a certain morbid amusement at finding the Balkan jihadi site putvjernika.com attempting to distance themselves from the attack on the US embassy in Sarajevo:”
(October 29, 2011)
“Mirza1404: Purveyor of high quality videos fueling the Balkan jihad”
SNIPPET: “This account turned up when examining the salafist/jihadist community in the Balkans that spawned and nurtured Sarajevo shooter Mevlid Jasarevic.”
(October 29, 2011)
NOTE The following text is a quote:
Individual Indicted in Connection with Machine Gun Attack on U.S. Embassy in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2011
U.S. Attorneys Office
April 24, 2012
WASHINGTONMevlid Jasarevic, 23, a citizen of Serbia, was indicted today by a federal grand jury in the District of Columbia on charges of attempted murder and other violations in connection with his alleged machine gun attack on the U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina on October 28, 2011.
The indictment was announced by Lisa Monaco, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; Ronald C. Machen, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia; and James W. McJunkin, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBIs Washington Field Division.
The 10-count indictment charges Jasarevic with one count of attempt to murder U.S. officers or employees; one count of attempt to murder U.S. nationals within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States (the U.S. Embassy); one count of assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to do bodily harm within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States; one count of assaulting U.S. officers or employees with a deadly weapon; one count of destruction of property within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States; and five counts of use of a firearm during a crime of violence.
Yesterday, authorities in Bosnia-Herzegovina brought charges against Jasaveric and two others in connection with the alleged attack on the U.S. Embassy. Jasaveric is in the custody of Bosnia-Herzegovina authorities. The United States has closely cooperated with Bosnia-Herzegovina authorities in their investigation of the U.S. Embassy attack and strongly supports their decision to charge and prosecute those allegedly involved. The United States will continue to cooperate fully with authorities in Bosnia-Herzegovina to bring to justice those involved.
The case is being investigated by the FBI Washington Field Office. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Bowman of the U.S. Attorneys Office for the District of Columbia and Trial Attorney Joshua Larocca of the Counterterrorism Section of the Justice Departments National Security Division. The Office of International Affairs in the Justice Departments Criminal Division also provided assistance.
The attempted murder charges against Jasarevic, as well as the charges of assaulting U.S. officers and employees with a deadly weapon, and destruction of property each carry a maximum sentence of 20 years. Each charge of using a firearm during a crime of violence carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 30 years for use of a machine gun. The charge of assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to do bodily harm within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States carries a maximum sentence of 10 years.
The public is reminded that an indictment contains mere allegations. Defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.