Entries in Sarajevo (2)


Bosnia Remembers Sarajevo, 20 Years Later

Clark Bentson/ABC News(SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina) -- Bosnia on Friday is remembering the 20th anniversary of the start of a civil war that saw the worst atrocities in Europe since World War II.

Exhibitions, concerts and performances will be held in Sarajevo to commemorate the 44-month siege that began on April 6, 1992 and displaced millions. 

Hundreds of rows of empty red chairs -- 11,541 in all -- have been laid out through the town's center to represent every person who was killed in the war.  A section of tiny chairs was also installed to honor the hundreds of children who died.

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Gunman Opens Fire Outside US Embassy in Sarajevo

Comstock/Thinkstock(SARAJEVO, Bosnia) -- The U.S. embassy in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo was locked down Friday, after shots were fired outside the building, injuring at least two officers.

The gunman, identified by Bosnian media as 23-year-old Serbian Mevlid Jasarevic, is a suspected radical Islamist, according to Britain's Daily Mail. Photos of Jasarevic show him clenching an AK-47-style assualt rifle and shooting at random civilians and police.

The Bosnian president reportedly believes the shooting spree to be an act of terrorism.

Police sharpshooters shot and wounded Jaserevic, who was arrested on site.  After being treated on the scene, he was hospitalized.
The area has been sealed off and a search is underway for any possible accomplices.

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