An explosive has been detonated on the street outside the US Embassy in Beijing, close to the main compound, an embassy spokesperson told CNN.
A small amount of debris could be seen at the scene of the explosion, outside the southeast corner of the compound, which took place at about 1 p.m. local time (1 a.m. ET) on Thursday. An area outside the embassy in the Chinese capital’s Chaoyang district was cordoned off by authorities.
“There was one individual who detonated a bomb. Other than the bomber, there were no injuries and there was no damage to embassy property. The local police responded,” the US Embassy spokesperson said in a statement.
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