Palestinian ambassador dies after explosion in Prague
The Palestinian Ambassador to the Czech Republic has died of injuries sustained in an explosion at his residence in the capital Prague. Ambassador Jamal Muhammad Jamal's family were also in the building but are not thought to be harmed.
Police spokeswoman Andrea Zoulova said an explosive - which may have been part of a security mechanism - went off after the safe was opened. "With the greatest probability, an explosive device placed on the door of the safe was triggered," she said.
The Palestinian foreign ministry, in a statement reported by the official WAFA news agency, said the blast happened minutes after Jamal opened a safe that had come from the embassy's old offices.
Some safes can be fitted with small charges to destroy secret documents in the event of the lock being tampered with.