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Explosion Hits U.S. Embassy In Kyiv, No Damage Reported

  • RFE/RL

The U.S. embassy in Kyiv has not yet commented on the incident. (file photo)

Ukrainian authorities say a device has exploded in the U.S. Embassy compound in central Kyiv, causing no casualties.

The blast hit the embassy located in the Shevchenkovsky district at around midnight, police said on June 8.

"Investigators found that an unknown person threw an explosive device onto the grounds of the diplomatic mission," a statement said, adding that a criminal case had been opened to look into the incident.

The embassy said that "a security incident involving a small incendiary device" occurred just after midnight, adding that it does not consider it a terrorist act.

“All Embassy operations are continuing as normal” after no damage was caused, the embassy wrote on Twitter.

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