An unidentified man threw an explosive device, probably a hand grenade, at the U.S. embassy building in Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, around midnight before blowing himself up, the government said on Thursday.
No casualties were reported from the embassy which confirmed a small explosion near its compound. The U.S. State Department said checks were being carried out to ensure all staff were safe.
Policemen with submachine guns and police vehicles were out on the streets near the embassy building on Thursday morning after the incident.
“All appropriate state bodies are undertaking measures and activities with an aim of resolving this case and securing full safety and security of the U.S. embassy’s staff,” Montenegro’s interior minister, Mevludin Nuhodzic, said in a video message, condemning the incident.