A powerful explosion rocked the Chinese embassy in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, on Tuesday, after a car laden with explosives reportedly rammed the gates of the compound, killing at least one and wounding three, according to Kyrgyz national news agency 24.kg.
Kyrgyz security officials described the blast as a terrorist attack, the local AKIpress reports.
The driver of the vehicle reportedly died in the blast, Emergency Response headquarters told 24.kg.
Three embassy employees, all Kyrgyz nationals, were injured, Deputy PM Zhenish Razakov said, according to the BBC. They suffered non-life-threatening wounds from shrapnel.
The vehicle reportedly smashed through the gates and exploded in the center of the compound, close to the ambassador's residence, the Emergencies Ministry said.
Police also confirmed receiving reports of the explosion, saying that first res-ponders have already been dispatched to the site.