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The site of an explosion on the territory of the U.S. Embassy in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, June 8, 2017. Police in the Ukrainian capital Kiev says someone has hurled an explosive device onto the grounds of the U.S. embassy. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)

An explosion at the US Embassy in Ukraine's capital is being investigated as terrorism


A device exploded at the U.S. embassy in Kiev, Ukraine's capital on Thursday, according to Reuters.

No injuries have been reported.

Authorities are currently investigating the explosion as an act of terrorism.

Here is a partial statement from authorities in Kiev via The Mirror:

"It was determined that an unknown assailant threw an unidentified explosive device onto the grounds of the diplomatic mission. Criminal proceedings have been initiated under Art. 258 (Terrorist Act) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine."

Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Mariana Betsa condemned the attack.

In 2016, the Department of State issued a travel warning for U.S. citizens, urging them to "avoid all travel to Crimea and the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk."

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