The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus says one person was killed during a protest rally in capital city Minsk.
"On August 10, at around 11:00pm, during a mass riot on Prititsky Street in Minsk, the crowd erected barricades to block traffic.
During the confrontation with the special forces that arrived to unblock the square, one of the demonstrators tried to throw an unidentified explosive device at the police.
It exploded in his hand, and the man received injuries incompatible with life," said the respective statement in the official Telegram channel of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus.
The circumstances of the incident are being clarified.