Chinese embassy blast: Car bomb attack in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

The suicide bomber died and three embassy employees, all Kyrgyz nationals, were injured, Deputy PM Zhenish Razakov said.

The chief of security at the Chinese embassy told the local AKIpress news agency that no Chinese were hurt.

Social media footage showed smoke billowing above the building.

Other images showed broken glass and concrete.

The vehicle reportedly smashed through the gates and exploded in the centre of the compound, close to the ambassador’s residence.

“As a result of the explosion, only the suicide bomber terrorist died. Security guards were injured,” Mr Razakov told journalists.

The driver of the Mitsubishi Delica at high speed crashed into the gates of the Embassy, after which the explosion occurred.