Uighur militant groups behind attack on China's embassy in Kyrgyzstan: Security service

Kyrgyz investigators and security personnel gathering near the site of a bomb blast outside China's embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, pm Aug 30, 2016.
Kyrgyz investigators and security personnel gathering near the site of a bomb blast outside China's embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, pm Aug 30, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

BISHKEK (Reuters) - A suicide bomb attack on the Chinese Embassy in the Kyrgyz capital last week was ordered by Uighur terrorist groups active in Syria and carried out by a member of the East Turkestan Islamic movement, Kyrgyzstan's state security service said on Tuesday (Sept 6).

The suicide bomber, whose car rammed the gates of the embassy on Aug 30, was an ethnic Uighur who held a Tajik passport in the name of Zoir Khalilov, the security service said in a statement.