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Palestinian ambassador in Prague dies after blast at his residence

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Jamal al Jamal, the Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic, has died after sustaining injuries in an explosion at his Prague residence.

The blast occurred shortly before midday on January 1. Al Jamal died in hospital, where he was being treated for his injuries.

Czech police said that there was no evidence that the explosion was an attack.

Members of the ambassador’s family were also at the residence, but no-one else was injured.

A Palestinian source told Reuters: “He [al Jamal] moved an old case with him to the new house from the old house. And when he opened it, the explosion happened.”