An explosion took place outside the United States embassy in Beijing on Thursday. It is not yet known what caused the explosion, but pictures and videos on social media showed smoke surrounding the building.
The Beijing Police apprehended a woman who allegedly attempted to carry out a self-immolation bid outside the embassy, Reuters reported.
The building, located in Chaoyang district, is close to the Indian embassy. It is not known if the blast led to any casualties.
More details are awaited.