Bishkek, car bombing at Chinese embassy: one dead and three wounded

The vehicle broke through the gate and exploded in the courtyard. The victim is the driver of the car. The head of Chinese embassy security said that there are no injuries on the staff. According to local authorities it is a terrorist attack.

Bishkek (AsiaNews / Agencies) - A car bomb was detonated this morning near the Chinese Embassy in Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyzstan situated to the north of the country. Local sources report that the vehicle broke through the gates of the structure and then explodedcourt in the yard, near the home of the ambassador. The provisional toll is one dead, most likely the driver of the car.

The Kyrgyz Ministry of Health said that three people were injured, while the head of the embassy's security assured that the delegation members are all fine.

The local AKIpress news agency reported the statements of the Kyrgyz authorities that it would be a terrorist attack. All the embassy staff was evacuated along with the nearby US delegation.

Kyrgyzstan is one of the republics of Central Asia, a region where Beijing's influence has increased enormously in recent years. Taking advantage of internal weaknesses in countries, China is taking control of businesses and agricultural land, often causing discontent among the local population.