New Delhi: A car suicide bomber attacked the Chinese Embassy in Kyrgyzstan's capital city of Bishkek on Tuesday where one individual was killed and three were wounded.
The country's health ministry reported about the incident and said that the blast area had been cordoned off and officials inside the embassy were going to be evacuated. According to the interior ministry, a car rammed into the gate of the embassy and then exploded.
The attack has been deemed as a suicide bombing, possibly a terrorist attack. "The exact number is being verified," Interfax cited the ministry's representative as saying.
"As a result of the explosion, only the suicide bomber terrorist died. Security guards were injured," Kyrgyzstan’s Deputy Prime Minister Jenish Razakov told reporters.
The Prime Minister said that three people were wounded in the explosion, all of whom were Kyrgyz employees standing guard outside the embassy.
Residents around the Chinese embassy in Bishkek said that the impact of the blast smashed their windows and shook the houses.
With apprehensions pertaining to the recruitment of Kyrgyz nationals in the Islamic State, authorities are wary about every attack on Kyrgyz soil.
Ambulances have been sent to the southern part of the city and security officials have been sent to the spot. Many have been reportedly wounded in the blast at Chinese Embassy.
Further details awaited...