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)