At the same time another assault team used ‘frame charges’ to blow in the windows at the front of the embassy - this was the explosion that was seen on TV. They narrowly missed injuring the BBC’s Sim Harris - one of the hostages - who had run into the front room to escape when the assault began. The room caught fire and Harris was hauled to safety over a neighbouring balcony.
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