Gunman fires at US embassy in Sarajevo: witness

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Posted: Oct 28, 2011 10:18 AM
Gunman fires at US embassy in Sarajevo: witness

SARAJEVO (Reuters) - 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.

(Writing by Matt Robinson)