[WORLD NEWS] BLAST OUTSIDE U.S. EMBASSY IN CHINA’S CAPITAL WOUNDS LONE SUSPECT

A 26-YEAR-OLD MAN HAS DETONATED AN EXPLOSIVE ON THE STREET OUTSIDE THE US EMBASSY IN BEIJING, TODAY, INJURING HIMSELF BEFORE HE WAS TAKEN AWAY BY AUTHORITIES.

BEIJING POLICE SAYS THE EXPLOSION HAPPENED ON THE STREET OUTSIDE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE EMBASSY COMPOUND, BUT THE SUSPECT, HAS BEEN TAKEN TO HOSPITAL.

MEANWHILE THE FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESPERSON, GENG SHUANG, DURING A PRESS CONFERENCE DISMISSED THE EXPLOSION AS AN ISOLATED SECURITY INCIDENT, ADDING THAT THE CHINESE POLICE HAVE DEALT WITH IT IN A TIMELY AND PROPER MANNER.