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Lithuanian Blows Self Up Near U.S. Embassy

A Lithuanian man blew himself up near the U.S. Embassy in Vilnius, but the embassy was not thought to have been targeted, police said.

"The initial suspicion is that this was a suicide," a police spokesman said Friday.

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

(Reuters)

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