AN EXPLOSION has reportedly occurred outside the US embassy in Beijing.
The US embassy complex is located in Beijing’s Chaoyang District. The Israeli, Indian and South Korean embassies are also nearby.
Witnesses have posted images on Twitter of smoke surrounding the building. Another bystander said there had been injuries.
According to media reports, a witness said police took away a woman spraying petrol on herself in a suspected attempt at self-immolation.
Update from the Embassy on the July 26 Incident
There was an explosion at approximately 1pm today on the street outside the South East corner of the Embassy compound. According to the Embassy’s Regional Security Officer, there was one individual who detonated a bomb. pic.twitter.com/luGv57OwlA
— 美国驻华使领馆 US MissionCN (@USA_China_Talk) July 26, 2018
h/t Doommincus Maximus