Incident Summary:

10/28/2011: On Friday afternoon around 1500, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, a 23-year-old gunman, identified as Mevlid Jasarevic, opened fire on the United States embassy building with an AK-47 rifle. One police officer was injured. Police returned fire and injured Mevlid before arresting him. There were no other casualties and no group claimed responsibility for the attack. Police believe that Mevlid acted alone.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:

Bosnia and Herzegovina (Federation)


Location Details:
The attack took place at the United States embassy in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity U.S. Department of State
Specific Description The US embassy in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Nationality of Target United States
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Bosnian Law Enforcement
Specific Description Bosnian policemen were targeted.
Nationality of Target Bosnia-Herzegovina
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
A Kalashnikov AK-47 automatic rifle was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 1
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