One killed at Chinese embassy blast in Kyrgyzstan

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Bishkek, Aug 30 (IANS) At least one person was killed and three others were injured on Tuesday when a powerful explosion rocked the Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan’s capital Bishkek.

According to Xinhua news agency, a car rammed onto the gates of the embassy which caused the explosion.

The identities and nationalities of the injured were yet to be ascertained.

The driver of the vehicle reportedly died in the blast, RT news reported.

Kyrgyz security officials quoted by the local AKIpress news agency described the blast as a terrorist attack.

The news agency also quoted the chief of security at the Chinese embassy as saying that no staff were injured, the BBC reported.

Social media footage showed smoke billowing above the building.


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