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3 hurt as suicide bomber hits Chinese Embassy in Kyrgyzstan

AP , Tuesday 30 Aug 2016
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Kyrgyz police officers examine broken gates to the Chinese Embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016 (Photo:AP)
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A suspected suicide bomber on Tuesday crashed a car through the entrance of the Chinese Embassy in the Kyrgyzstan capital of Bishkek, detonating a bomb that killed the attacker and wounded three embassy employees.

The Central Asian nation's interior ministry says the person who drove the vehicle through the gate died when the bomb detonated. The three people injured are Kyrgyz nationals: two 17-year-old embassy gardeners and an unidentified woman.

The interior ministry described it as a terrorist attack. Deputy Prime Minister Zhenish Razakov in comments to the Interfax news agency called it a suicide bombing.

Kyrgyzstan, a landlocked former Soviet republic that borders China, has a predominantly Muslim population that is considered moderate in outlook.

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