Explosive detonated at the US embassy in Beijing

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Beijing (CNN) An explosive has been detonated in a public area at the US Embassy in Beijing, close to the main compound, an embassy spokesperson told CNN.

A small amount of debris could be seen at the scene of the explosion, which occurred at about 1 p.m. local time (1 a.m. ET) on Thursday. An area outside the embassy in the Chinese capital’s Chaoyang district is still cordoned off by authorities. Continue Reading…