HEADLINE Explosive device thrown at US embassy building in Montenegro

HEADLINE

Explosive device thrown at US embassy building in Montenegro

Reuters

12:56, February 22, 2018

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Police guard the entrance to the United States embassy building in Podgorica, Montenegro, February 22, 2018. (Photo: VCG)

An unknown person threw an explosive device, probably a hand grenade, at the United States embassy building in Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, before blowing himself up, the government said on Thursday.

Messaging in English on its official Twitter account, the government said that half an hour after midnight (1130 GMT), “An unknown person committed suicide with an explosive device.”

It added, “Immediately before, that person threw an explosive device from the intersection near the Sport Center into the US embassy compound.”

It said, “Most probably, the device was a hand grenade,” adding that police investigation and identification were underway.

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Screenshot of the official twitter account of Montenegro's government

The embassy warned US citizens to stay away until further notice.

“The US embassy in Podgorica advises US citizens there is an active security situation at the US embassy in Podgorica,” it said on its website. “Avoid the embassy until further notice.”

Earlier, media in Montenegro had said the attack occurred minutes before midnight.


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