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Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 22:03

Chinese embassy attack organizers identified

By Xinhua

Chinese embassy attack organizers identified
Kyrgyz police officers gather outside the Chinese embassy in Bishkek on Aug 30, 2016. ( Vyacheslav OSELEDKO / AFP)

BISHKEK - The State Committee for National Security of Kyrgyzstan has identified the organizers and perpetrators of the terrorist attack on the Chinese embassy in capital Bishkek last week.

The committee's press service said Tuesday the attack on Aug 30 was organized by Uighur terrorist groups active in Syria and affiliated with the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group, while the suicide bomber was a member of the terrorist organization East Turkistan Islamic Movement.

The Chinese Embassy in Kyrgyzstan experienced a suicide car bombing attack in the morning of Aug 30, in which the lone assailant was killed and five others were injured, in addition to serious material damage.

The attacker detonated an improvised explosive device inside the car after the vehicle rammed through the western gates of the embassy.

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