Kyrgyzstan authorities said they have identified the organizers and perpetrators of the terrorist attack on the Chinese embassy in capital Bishkek last week. The press service for the Kyrgyz State Committee for National Security said in an announcement that the attack on Aug. 30 was organized by Uighur terrorist groups active in Syria and affiliated with Jabhat al-Nusra. The committee added that the suicide bomber was a member of the terrorist organization the East Turkistan Islamic Movement. It specified that the attacker rammed the western gates of the Chinese Embassy with a Mitsubishi Delica car. An improvised explosive device inside the car detonated after the vehicle entered embassy grounds. The explosion caused extensive damage to embassy buildings and facilities with the lone assailant instantly killed. Two Kyrgyz employees of the embassy and three Chinese people were injured. The Kyrgyz security committee has detained five accomplices of the terrorist act, who are natives of Kyrgyzstan’s Osh and Jalal-Abad regions, four ethnic Uzbeks and one Kyrgyz. The terrorist attack was strongly condemned by the Chinese side and the international community.
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Newsline: Syria-based Uighur militants linked to Chinese embassy bombing in Kyrgyzstan