BISHKEK -- A suspected suicide car bomber rammed the gates of the Chinese embassy in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek on Tuesday, killing the attacker and wounding at least three other people, officials said.
Officials from both countries described the assault as a terrorist act, and Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev ordered the government to take extra counter-terrorism measures in the capital and regions, his office said in a statement.
China condemned the attack and urged Kyrgyz authorities to "quickly investigate and determine the real situation behind the incident.
"China is deeply shocked by this and strongly condemns this violent and extreme act," foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a regular news briefing in Beijing.
The ministry later said China would "resolutely strike against all forms of terrorism" and protect the safety of its people and government organisations overseas.