Blast at US embassy in Ukraine, police calls it a terrorist act

The U.S. embassy's compound on the western outskirts of Kiev is surrounded by a high fence, making it difficult for a passer-by to hurl something there.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 8, 2017 4:12 pm
The U.S. Embassy is secured by police after an explosion on its territory in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, June 8, 2017. Police in the Ukrainian capital Kiev says someone has hurled an explosive device onto the grounds of the U.S. embassy. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)

A blast was reported at the US embassy in Ukraine’s capital Kiev on Thursday. Police said an explosive device was thrown over the embassy’s fence just after midnight. It is being treated as a terrorist act, police added. No one was injured in the incident. The U.S. embassy’s compound on the western outskirts of Kiev is surrounded by a high fence, making it difficult for a passer-by to hurl something there. In a subsequent statement, the embassy confirmed the incident involving a “small incendiary device,” and added that it does not consider it a terrorist act.

(With inputs from agencies)

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