Car exploded near Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan

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An explosion has occurred around the Chinese embassy in the Kyrgyzstan capital of Bishkek, reports Interfax news agency citing a local emergency ministry’s representative. There are no confirmed casualty figures yet, reports Aljazeera.

“The exact number is being verified,” the representative said.

The photo shows the aftermath of an explosion near the Chinese Embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

The photo shows the aftermath of an explosion near the Chinese Embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

AFP news agency reports that a car exploded after ramming into the gate at the embassy, according to local police. Local medics said the driver of the car was killed while two embassy staff and a woman were injured in the blast.

According to BBC, Social media footage showed smoke billowing from the building. Other images showed broken glass and concrete. Kyrgyz security officials are at the scene conducting an investigation.

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