Sunday 24 June 2018

Attacker throws grenade at US Embassy in Montenegro before killing himself

The area in Podgorica was sealed off by police, and Americans were warned to avoid the area because of ‘an active security situation’.

Police block off the area around the U.S. Embassy in Montenegro’s capital Podgorica (Risto Bozovic/AP)
Police block off the area around the U.S. Embassy in Montenegro’s capital Podgorica (Risto Bozovic/AP)

By Associated Press Reporter

An attacker threw a grenade at the US Embassy in the capital of Montenegro and then killed himself with another explosive device.

The area in Podgorica was sealed off by police, and the embassy warned Americans to avoid the area because of “an active security situation”.

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Montenegro US Embassy

Montenegro’s government said the unknown assailant hurled the grenade into the embassy compound at around midnight on Wednesday and then killed himself with another explosive device.

No-one else was hurt and there was no major damage.

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Montenegro US Embassy

Montenegro borders the Adriatic Sea in south-eastern Europe and joined Nato last year.

The US established diplomatic ties with the tiny Balkan state in 2006 after it split from much larger Serbia.

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