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Explosion outside the U.S. Embassy in Beijing

Visa applicants wait to enter the U.S. Embassy near the site of an explosion in Beijing, Thursday, July 26, 2018. A man exploded a small homemade bomb outside the U.S. Embassy, injuring only himself, according to police and an embassy spokesperson. (Photo: Ng Han Guan/AP)

Explosion outside the U.S. Embassy in Beijing — lone suspect wounded

An explosive device went off outside the U.S. Embassy in Beijing on Thursday, wounding the lone assailant, the embassy said in a statement, but police described the weapon merely as a “fireworks device.”

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

Police did not provide a motive. (Reuters)

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