Deadly blast hits near Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan

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A car has exploded near the Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan killing at least one person, according to media reports. Three people have also been wounded.

The Kyrgyz state security authority GKNB said on Tuesday that it was carrying out an investigation after a car blew up near the Chinese embassy in the capital, Bishkek, killing at least one person and wounding several others.

The Russian news agency Interfax cited a representative of the emergency minister as saying that the exact death toll was being verified.

According to local medics, the driver of the car was killed while two Kyrgyz embassy staff and a woman were slightly wounded.

Interfax quoted Deputy Prime Minister Zhenish Razakov as saying it was a suicide attack and that the car had rammed the gate of the embassy before exploding.

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