Suicide bomber rams car into Chinese embassy in Bishkek, five injured

Bishkek, Aug 30 (IANS) A suicide bomber rammed his car into the Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan’s capital Bishkek on Tuesday, injuring five persons.

According to Xinhua news agency, the unidentified assailant rammed a Mitsubishi car onto the gates of the embassy which caused the explosion, killing himself and injuring two security guards and three local people working there.

A Kyrgyz senior security officer told Xinhua news agency that it was a suicide car bombing attack.

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

China’s foreign ministry condemned the incident as an “extreme and violent attack” and urged Kyrgyz authorities to conduct a thorough investigation, the BBC reported.

Social media footage showed smoke billowing above the building.

–IANS

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