The attack on the US embassy in Sarajevo by a gunman believed to be a follower of an ultraconservative Islamic sect exposed Bosnia's inability to deal with religious extremists who penetrated the country during its 1992-5 war. The gunman is accused of shooting at the embassy building for at least 30 minutes on Friday, wounding a policeman guarding the facility, before a police sniper immobilised him with a shot in his leg. The attacker, identified by police as 23-year-old Mevlid Jasarevic, was known to Bosnian police as someone who had frequented one of the country's most isolated communities practicing extremely conservative branch of Islam alternatively referred to as Wahhabism and Salafism.
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