An explosion went off on the grounds of the US Embassy in Kiev early on Thursday, with no injuries reported, Ukrainian police said on Thursday.

A criminal case for terrorism has been opened, with police now undertaking searches to find those connected to the attack, the statement added.

“On June 8, at 00:05 [local time, 21:05 GMT] the capital’s police got a call about an explosion on the territory of the US Embassy in the Shevchenkivskyi District of Kiev… the examination showed that an unknown person threw an unidentified explosive device into the territory of the embassy,” a statement released by the police said, adding that there were no casualties caused by the blast.

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