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Palestinian Ambassador to Czech Republic Dies in Explosion

World | January 1, 2014, Wednesday // 17:26| Views: 946 | Comments: 0
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Bulgaria: Palestinian Ambassador to Czech Republic Dies in Explosion The Palestinian Embassy in Prague. (Screenshot: Google Street View). Image by timesofisrael.com

The Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic has passed away after sustaining injuries in a blast at his residence on Wednesday, according to police.

Earlier on Wednesday, it was reported that Ambassador Jamal al-Jamal was "severely injured" by the explosion that rocked his residence in Prague.

The blast occurred before midday in Internacionalni Street in the Suchdol neighborhood.

The ambassador was with his family in the house as the explosion occurred, embassy spokesman Nabil el-Fahel said, according to RT. He added that the cause of the incident is so far unknown.

It is not yet clear what caused the explosion.

Unconfirmed reports say the diplomat was opening a safe when the blast occurred.

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