The US state department confirmed an explosion took place at around 1pm local time today. It added only the bomber had been injured in the incident. Ryanair is refusing to pay compensation to 100,000 passengers affected by strikes Aftermath of explosion outside US embassy in Beijing.
Police confirmed the explosion was caused by a small homemade device wielded by a 26-year-old man identified only by his surname, Jiang. He’s from the city of Tongliao in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia. Police said the explosive device was made from fireworks and the man had been injured on the hand.
An eyewitness said a man had tried to throw an explosive into the embassy compound but it exploded prematurely, according to Radio Free Asia. Emergency services outside US embassy in Beijing. Chinese officials work near the site of a reported blast just south of the US Embassy in Beijing.
Chinese security personnel gesture as they work near the site of a reported blast near the US Embassy in Beijing. A spokesperson for the US embassy said: ‘There was an explosion at approximately 1pm today in the public space off the south-east corner of the embassy compound. ‘
According to the embassy’s regional security officer, there was one individual who detonated a bomb. ‘Other than the bomber, there were no injuries.