An unknown suspect threw an explosive device at the United States embassy in Montenegro today before blowing himself up, according to the European nation's government. The Montenegro government's Twitter account tweeted "an unknown person committed suicide with an explosive device."
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">(2 of 2) Most probably, the device was a hand grenade. Police investigation and identification is under way directed by the prosecutor.<br>Police Administration of Montenegro</p>— Govt. of Montenegro (@MeGovernment) <a href="https://twitter.com/MeGovernment/status/966522400237064193?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 22, 2018</a></blockquote>
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"Immediately before, that person threw an explosive device from the intersection near the Sport Center into the US embassy compound," the tweet said. "Most probably, the device was a hand grenade," the tweet added that a police investigation is underway.
According to witnesses, the embassy warned US citizens to stay away from the embassy until further notice due to what they called an "active security situation." The US embassy website also issued a statement saying, "The US embassy in Podgorica advises US citizens there is an active security situation at the US embassy in Podgorica."
"Avoid the embassy until further notice."
Local media in Montenegro reported that the attack occurred minutes before midnight. It is the smallest country of all former Yugoslav republics and the 29th to join NATO.
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