China: Blast near US Embassy in Beijing
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.
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.
这是美国大使馆现场吗？ pic.twitter.com/dI8j9FVIcj— tbn (@tanboniu) July 26, 2018