On Tuesday, a suspected suicide bomber in a car rammed the gates of the compound of Chinese embassy in the Kyrgyz capital Bishek, killing the car driver and injuring three others.
An interior spokesperson said that the car exploded within the compound and Deputy Prime Minister Janysh Razakov quoted as describing the blast as “a terrorist act”.
Police cordoned off the building and the GKNB state security service said they were investigating the event, which occurred around 1000 local time (0400 GMT) but did not provide any details.
Kyrgyzstan Authorities, a mostly Muslim former Soviet republic of 6 million people, regularly detain suspected Islamist terrorists accused of being connected to the Islamic State, which actively recruits from Central Asia.
The center ministry could not be reached for comment.
An anti-Chinese terrorist group made up of ethnic Uighurs is also active in the region. Kyrgyz border guards killed 11 people supposed to be members of the group who had unlawfully crossed the Chinese-Kyrgyz border in 2014.