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.