At approximately 15:00 (local time) on Thursday, July 26, Chinese police sources confirmed that a man detonated a small homemade explosive device outside of the US Embassy in Beijing. Authorities said they have detained and identified the suspect and confirmed that he was the only person wounded in the blast. An investigation is ongoing and authorities have cordoned off the area around the embassy.
Individuals in Beijing are advised to avoid the area of the blast and obey all instructions by the local authorities.
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