January 1

Palestinian ambassador in Prague killed in blast

Ambassador Jamel al-Jamal was in his apartment with his family at the time of the explosion on Wednesday.

The Associated Press

PRAGUE – Police say an explosion in Prague has killed the Palestinian ambassador in the Czech Republic.

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A fireman walks off the residence, back, of Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic Jamal Al Jamal, who was killed in an explosion in a diplomatic flat in Prague-Suchdol and was taken to the Central Military Hospital, Wednesday.

The Associated Press

Ambassador Jamel al-Jamal was in his apartment with his family at the time of the explosion on Wednesday, according to Palestinian Embassy spokesman Nabil El-Fahel. Al-Jamal was seriously injured and rushed to a hospital, where he died, according to police spokeswoman Andrea Zoulova.

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry said the blast occurred when the 56-year-old diplomat was moving an old office safe box. It was not immediately clear how the explosives got there, and the ministry said the blast was being investigated.

Prague rescue service spokeswoman Jirina Ernestova said al-Jamal was placed in a medically induced coma when he arrived at Prague Military Hospital.

She said a 52-year old woman was taken to a different hospital in Prague after suffering from shock.

The ambassador’s apartment is in Prague’s Suchdol neighborhood.

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