Suspected Grenade Attack On US Embassy Compound In Montenegro

An unknown person blew themself up after throwing a suspected grenade into the US embassy compound in Podgorica, the Montenegrin government said Thursday.

“In front of the @USEmbassyMNE building in #Podgorica, #Montenegro an unknown person committed suicide with an explosive device. Immediately before, that person threw an explosive device,” the official government account tweeted, adding that the device was “most probably” a hand grenade.

An AFP correspondent could not see any damage on the spot as police sealed off the area.

According to the government, the attacker first threw an explosive device into the US embassy compound from an intersection close to a sports center.

A State Department spokesman confirmed “an attack on the US Embassy compound,” adding that “at this time Embassy officials are working closely with police to identify the assailant(s).”

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