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Explosion near US Embassy in Beijing

  • According to many eye witnesses, an explosion has been observed near the US embassy in Beijing. Images and videos are doing the round on social media showing smoke rising near the embassy. However, the Chinese government hasn't confirmed the incident yet. No information on casualties or the cause of the blast is there. According to the local media, there was a woman near the embassy who tried to set herself on fire around 11 am local time. However, she was taken away by the police. It is yet to surface whether there's a link between this incident and the blast.