According to Xinhua news agency, a car rammed onto the gates of the embassy which caused the explosion. The identities and nationalities of the injured were yet to be ascertained. The driver of the vehicle reportedly died in the blast, RT news reported.

Kyrgyz security officials quoted by the local AKI press news agency described the blast as a terrorist attack. The news agency also quoted the chief of security at the Chinese embassy as saying that no staff were injured, the BBC reported.

Social media footage showed smoke billowing above the building.

An explosion around the Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan killed and wounded several people, Interfax news agency cited a local emergency ministry's representative as saying.

Ambulance cars, law enforcement officers had rushed to the explosion site in Kyrgyzstan's capital Bishkek, China Xinhua News reported.

"The exact number is being verified," Interfax cited the ministry's representative said.

A car exploded near the Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan, killing its driver and wounding three people, the Healthcare Ministry confirmed.

The GKNB state security service said it was investigating the blast but provided no other details. The interior ministry could not be reached for comment. Kyrgyz news website 24.kg reported that the car appeared to have rammed the embassy's gate before exploding.

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