In a major international development, a explosion has been set off near the US embassy in the Chinese capital of Beijing.
The incident may have been caused due to a 26-year-old Chinese man, as per sources.
The man is said to have set off a small explosive device outside the US embassy today.
He also injured his hand in the blast before he was taken into custody, local police said.
Chinese police later confirmed that there have not been any injuries reported.
The explosion took place near where visa applicants typically line up to enter the embassy for interviews.
The explosion was set off by a man from China’s Inner Mongolia region surnamed Jiang, police said, adding that his injuries were not life-threatening.
The area where the incident took place is on the outskirts of Beijing and home to several embassies, including those of the United States, India and Israel.>