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An anti-terror squad is probing the blast after an attacker threw a device over the embassy’s security fence…


An attacker threw what authorities have described as an “unidentified explosive device” over the fence of the U.S. Embassy in Kiev that detonated in the early hours on Thursday, Reuters reported.

Authorities called the incident a terrorist act. There were no injuries, according to the report.

Authorities in Kiev said in a statement that the incident occurred at 12:05 a.m. local time, and occurred at the U.S. Embassy compound in the Shevchenko district, Fox reported.

“It was determined that an unknown assailant threw an unidentified explosive device onto the grounds of the diplomatic mission. Criminal proceedings have been initiated under Art. 258 (Terrorist Act) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine,” the statement read, according to The Mirror.

No individual or group has claimed responsibility for the explosion, and the investigation has been handed over to the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), which is responsible for investigating crimes including terror acts.

The U.S. Department of State issued a travel warning in 2016 for U.S. citizens in Ukraine. The statement read, “The situation in Ukraine is unpredictable and could change quickly.”

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