An explosion was set off outside the US Embassy in Beijing




An explosion has been set off outside the US Embassy in Beijing.

Police said a suspected “firework device” was sparked, wounding the 26-year-old male suspect, but that no one else was injured.

However, a US embassy spokesperson said an individual had detonated a bomb, citing the Embassy’s Regional Security Officer.

Meanwhile, the Chinese state-run Global Times newspaper earlier said police had taken away a woman who sprayed herself with gasoline in what was suspected to be a self-immolation attempt outside the embassy.

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