Car bomb attack in Chinese embassy at Bishkek leaves six dead
Aug.30, Beijing: A car driven by a suicide bomber has exploded after ramming the gates of the Chinese embassy in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, according to officials.
Deputy PM Zhenish Razakov said that the suicide bomber died and three embassy employees, all Kyrgyz nationals, were injured.
The chief of security at the Chinese embassy told the local AKIpress news agency that no Chinese were hurt.
Social media footage showed smoke billowing above the building.
China's foreign ministry condemned the incident as an "extreme and violent attack" and urged Kyrgyz authorities to conduct a thorough investigation.
No-one has yet said they were behind the attack.
The vehicle reportedly smashed through the gates and exploded in the centre of the compound, close to the ambassador's residence.
Glass shards at blast siteImage copyright@SAIKALLOVE
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