Washington: A jury has indicted a Serbian Muslim on attempted murder and other charges for allegedly masterminding an October machine gun attack on the US embassy in Sarajevo.

The 10-count indictment was returned by a federal grand jury Tuesday in the US capital Washington. In addition to the attempted murder charges, Mevlid Jasarevic faced assault, destruction of property and firearm charges, the Justice Department said.

The indictment came a day after Bosnian prosecutors indicted Jasarevic and two othersuspected radical Muslims on terror charges Monday.

Jasarevic's two alleged accomplices, Emrah Fojnica and Munib Ahmetspahic, were also charged with helping to prepare the October 28 attack that wounded a police officer and later covering up evidence, including weapons.

Jasarevic, a 23-year-old Serbian national, was arrested on the scene immediately after the attack. His co-accused were also detained.

All three suspects are members of a terror group that originated in Gornja Maoca, in northeastern Bosnia, according to prosecutors.

The three plotted to act against both local and foreign institutions in Bosnia to "voice dissatisfaction with the position of their community and similar communities in Bosnia, Europe and the world," the Bosnian national prosecutor's office said.

The United States "closely cooperated" with Bosnian authorities and "strongly supports their decision to charge and prosecute those allegedly involved," the Justice Department said in a statement.

Jasarevic faces up to 20 years in prison for each of the two attempted murder charges in the US indictment, as well as the charge of assaulting US officers and employees with a deadly weapon and a separate one for destroying property.

His five counts of using a firearm during a crime of violence each carry a minimum 30-year sentence, while a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon carries at maximum sentence of at least 10 years.

Gornja Maoca is an isolated hamlet considered the headquarters of the Bosnian Wahhabi movement, an ultra-conservative branch of Islam dominant in Saudi Arabia.

It has been targeted in several police operations in the last few years.

Bosnia's Muslims, who make up around 40 per cent of the country's population of some 3.8 million, are mainly followers of a moderate form of Islam.

(Agencies)