Explosion outside US Embassy in Beijing, China

An explosion was heard outside the U.S Embassy in Beijing, China. No other person apart from the bomber was hurt or killed in the incident. Chinese social media was flooded with photos and videos after the incident, which showed panicked citizens amidst thick smoke.

The police responded quickly to the incident, and other images show the United States security responding quickly as well. Snipers were seen on the roof of the building within minutes of the incident.

Snipers atop the embassy after the explosion. (Twitter)

The explosion happened on the street outside southeast corner of the embassy compound, the embassy said. Beijing police said the suspect, a 26-year-old man from China’s Inner Mongolia region, had injured his hand and been taken to hospital.

Police did not provide a motive.

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