Blast at Chinese Embassy in Bishkek Kills 1, Injures 3

Bishkek, – A car has exploded after ramming the gates of the Chinese embassy in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, killing at least one person and injuring three others, reports say.

Chinese news agency (Xinhua) quoted a Kyrgyz security official as saying that the explosion on Tuesday was a “suicide car bombing attack”. The news agency also quoted the chief of security at the Chinese embassy as saying that no staff there had been injured.

The country’s healthcare ministry said the driver of the vehicle was killed and three people were injured. The vehicle reportedly smashed through the gates and exploded in the centre of the compound, close to the ambassador’s residence. Employees from the Chinese and nearby American embassy were evacuated.

Source: Qatar News Agency