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The Palestinian ambassador to Prague was killed in an explosion that was triggered when he opened the door to a safe, Czech police said.
"According to information from the investigation so far, this was definitely not a terrorist attack," national police president Martin Cervicek said on Czech Television.
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.
The Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic has died of his injuries after an explosion at his residence in Prague, Czech police have confirmed.
A Palestinian official has told Reuters that the Ambassador Jamal recently moved to the residence while another source said the blast was detonated when he opened an "old case".
Speaking from Ramallah, the source said: "He moved an old case with him to the new house from the old house. And when he opened it, the explosion happened."
The explosions took place at the two-storey residence of the Palestinian ambassador in the northern suburb of Suchdol.
According to local media reports, his family were in the building at the time but no-one else was injured in the blast.
The Czech Republic's public broadcaster has named the Palestinian Ambassador reportedly injured in an explosion in Prague as Jamal Muhammad Jamal.
Emergency services spokeswoman Jirina Ernestová is cited as saying that his injuries are "very serious" and that he is in a medically-induced coma in hospital.
Photographs from the scene showed a police cordon and a range of emergency service vehicles.
The Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic has been injured in an explosion at his residency in Prague, local Czech media are reporting.
The blast occurred before midday.