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"No, the initial suspicion is that this was a suicide," a police spokesman said by telephone, when asked if the man had been trying to damage the embassy.

An officer on duty at the embassy said it had not been damaged by the explosion, which took place a few hundred metres away and was heard throughout the city centre.

"It was a horrible thing to happen, but the embassy was not the target," an embassy spokesman said later.

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