Explosion Rocks US Embassy In Beijing 

An explosive device was detonated in a public area at the United States embassy in Beijing, close to the main compound, reports CNN.

Report states that 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.

According to a US embassy spokesperson, the only person injured was the individual who detonated the explosive device. There is no word yet on their condition.

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