‘Firework device’ explodes outside US Embassy in China

Reuters | Published: 14:47, Jul 26,2018

 
 

A paramilitary policeman stands guard near the site of a blast outside the US embassy in Beijing, China, July 26, 2018. — Reuters photo

A suspected ‘firework device’ exploded outside the US Embassy in Beijing on Thursday wounding the 26-year-old male suspect and no one else, police said.

The embassy, in a separate statement, described the device as a bomb. It said police had responded but did not offer further details. Police said only the suspect was wounded, suffering an injury to his hand.

The state-run Global Times newspaper said earlier police took away a woman who sprayed herself with gasoline in what was suspected to be a self-immolation attempt outside the embassy.

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