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Blast hits US embassy in Ukraine capital Kiev, no casualties reported

The blast hit the mission located in central Kiev shortly after midnight, a statement by Ukranian police said.

world Updated: Jun 08, 2017 15:08 IST
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse, Kiev
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A guard (L) and a police officer are seen in front of the U.S. embassy in Kiev, Ukraine, June 8, 2017. (REUTERS)

An overnight blast hit the premises of the US embassy in Kiev but there were no casualties, the Ukrainian police said on Thursday.

The blast hit the mission located in central Kiev shortly after midnight, a statement said.

“Investigators found that an unknown person threw an explosive device on the territory of the diplomatic mission,” it said.

The US embassy was not immediately contactable for comment.

First Published: Jun 08, 2017 12:30 IST