Blast targets Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan Updated

The GKNB state security service it was probing the bast though it did not give any other details, according to Reuters.

"A suicide bomber was driving Mitsubishi Delica vehicle".

The 10 a.m. [04:00 GMT] vehicle ramming into the Chinese embassy gates and suicide attack wounded three embassy employees.

Smoke was seen billowing above the embassy building. The driver of the vehicle reportedly died in the blast.

She also urged the Kyrgyz side to investigate the bombing and bring the perpetrators to justice.

China's state news agency Xinhua said five people were wounded: two security guards and three Kyrgyz nationals working at the embassy.

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Staff at the American and Chinese embassies were evacuated following the explosion.

As of yet no group terroristic or civilian has claimed responsibility for this attack on the embassy.

Security forces a year ago said they had engaged in several deadly shootouts with suspected "terrorists" in the capital Bishkek.

This explosion was responsible for one recorded fatality as well as a further three injured.

The Chinese regularly have blamed separatists and religious extremists for attacks in China's northwest region of Xinjiang, which borders Kyrgyzstan.

Beijing blames the violence on separatist Islamistterrorists, with overseas connections, while rights groupspoint to what they say is discrimination and controls over theUighurs' culture and religion.

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