A police vehicle immediately blocked the street where the embassy is located. Diplomatic security officials swept the grounds and found no other explosives. The embassy warned U.S. citizens to stay away until further notice.
The U.S. Embassy in Montenegro
“The U.S. embassy in Podgorica advises U.S. citizens there is an active security situation at the U.S. embassy in Podgorica,” it said on its website. “Avoid the embassy until further notice.” The embassy has also asked local employees to stay home on Thursday as a security precaution. The State Department did not know what the motive for the assault was or whether it was meant to be a suicide attack. Montenegro, a country of 600,000 people which borders the Adriatic Sea in southeastern Europe, with capital is Podgorica, became the 29th country to join NATO last year.
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