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Beijing To Assist Bishkek's Investigation Of Attack On Chinese Embassy

Three people were injured in a suicide bomb attack on the Chinese Embassy in Bishkek on August 31.

China says it will assist Kyrgyzstan in an investigation into a recent attack on the Chinese Embassy in Bishkek.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on August 31 that Beijing "will work with the Kyrgyzstan to quickly obtain concrete information on the people and groups" behind the attack.

Kyrgyzstan's government says a suicide car bomber rammed the gates of the Chinese Embassy compound in Bishkek on August 30 before detonating an explosive device inside the car, killing himself and injuring three Kyrgyz employees of the embassy.

Both Kyrgyz and Chinese officials have called the incident a terrorist attack.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing.

China's Foreign Ministry on August 31 called on Chinese citizens to avoid visiting Kyrgyzstan and instructed those who are in the Central Asian country to be on alert.

Based on reporting by Reuters and Interfax