SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina – Three people charged by a Bosnian court with involvement in a shooting attack on the U.S. embassy in Sarajevo last October have pleaded not guilty to terrorism.
The main suspect, Mevlid Jasarevic, wore a traditional Wahhabi outfit and refused to stand when he entered his plea Wednesday.
The 23-year-old opened fire on the embassy with an automatic rifle, injuring a local policeman before authorities shot him in the leg and arrested him.
Alleged accomplices Emrah Fojnica and Munib Ahmetspahic — accused of obtaining his weapon and hiding it — also pleaded not guilty.
All three are followers of the Wahhabi sect — an austere brand of Sunni Islam — and are charged with preparing and carrying out the attack to try to force NATO to pull out of Afghanistan.