Montenegro Names US Embassy Assailant


At 00:30, in front of the @USEmbassyMNE building in #Podgorica, #Montenegro an unknown person committed suicide with an explosive device.

The US embassy said in a press release that the attack took place around midnight, and that its staff were cooperating with the police on identifying the attacker. The nation of Montenegro announced via Twitter.

Bakovic said an investigation was underway to determine whether he had acted alone or with others. "Police Administration of Montenegro".

"All appropriate state bodies are undertaking measures and activities with an aim of resolving this case and securing full safety and security of the US embassy's staff", Montenegro's interior minister, Mevludin Nuhodzic, said in a video message, condemning the incident.

The US embassy issued a security alert, advising people to stay away from the mission.

Photo The police guarded the entrance to the United States Embassy in Podgorica, Montenegro, early Thursday.

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said that consular operations at the embassy closed Thursday for the day "out of an abundance of caution" but that the embassy remains open for emergency services.

'Avoid the embassy until further notice.' No one else was hurt and there was no major damage.

The bomber has not been identified by law enforcement, and no statement has been made regarding his possible motive for the ill-fated attack. Police sealed off the area in Podgorica after the blasts around midnight local time. "The Embassy is now conducting an internal review to confirm the safety of all staff".

The spot where the government said the attacker was standing when he threw the device is close to the embassy compound but not within throwing distance of the main embassy building.