Suicide Bomber Hits U.S. Embassy in Turkey

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People stand outside the entrance of the US Embassy in Ankara just after a blast killed two security guards and wounded several other people on February 1, 2013. The United States confirmed on February 1 that its embassy in Ankara had been hit by a 'terrorist' bomb attack and said American officials were working with Turkish investigators. 'We can confirm a terrorist blast at a check point on the perimeter of our embassy compound in Ankara, Turkey, at 1:13 p.m. local time,' State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said in a statement.
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An attack at the American embassy in Ankara, Turkey, left two people dead and wounded a journalist today, the New York Times reports. Initial information indicates that the bomber detonated an explosive belt at a security entrance, killing himself and 47-year-old Mustafa Akarsu, a Turkish man working as a guard. Local media said the far-left Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front was behind the attack, Reuters reports, which comes four months after a deadly assault on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya. White House spokesman Jay Carney said this afternoon that "the attack itself is clearly an act of terror."

Suicide Bomber Hits U.S. Embassy in Turkey