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China: Blast near US Embassy in Beijing

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Beijing, July 26: An explosion has reportedly rocked the US embassy in Beijing on Thursday. The blast happened after a man reportedly through a homemade bomb into the gated area.

However, there was no immediate word about injuries or the cause of the blast, which happened around 1 p.m local time and was heard from blocks away.

Blast near US Embassy in Chinas Beijing

It's reported the bomb exploded before the man could hurl it over the fence, injuring people and a police car in its path.

The US embassy complex is located in Beijing's Chaoyang District.

Witnesses have posted images on Twitter of smoke surrounding the building.

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