Man dies after throwing explosive device at US Embassy in Montenegro

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Ex-Serbian Soldier Attacks US Embassy in Montenegro with Grenade, Kills Himself

Montenegrin media reported that a 42-year-old war veteran from the capital Podgorica carried out Wednesday's grenade attack on the USA embassy, although police have yet to confirm this.

"The US embassy in Podgorica advises US citizens there is an active security situation at the US embassy in Podgorica", it said on its website.

An unknown person throws an explosive device at the U.S. embassy in Montenegro before blowing himself up.

A man threw a bomb into the embassy compound and then killed himself around midnight Wednesday.

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It also published a picture, apparently from his Facebook page, showing an award he won for his service in the Yugoslav army in 1999, which was signed by the late Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic.

Police say they are still investigating Jaukovic's motives and whether he had acted alone.

Montenegro borders the Adriatic Sea in southeastern Europe and its capital is Podgorica.

His family, identified him as Dalibor Jaukovic, a 43-year-old war veteran from Montenegro but born in Serbia.

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The embassy said Thursday on its Facebook and Twitter accounts that "all Mission personnel are safe and accounted for following the incident early this morning".

The embassy was closed at the time of the attack and local media reported that no one else was hurt and that there was no significant damage to the compound.

Local papers also published several posts Jaukovic put on his Facebook page reflecting his anti-NATO views in a country which joined the military alliance past year.

"Avoid the embassy until further notice".

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