BREAKING: EXPLOSION OUTSIDE US EMBASSY IN ANKARA TURKEY

POSSIBLE SUICIDE BOMBER

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us embassy turkey 1.2.2013

Waiting for reports to come in, here is the Beeb’s report.

UPDATE: Suicide Bombing at US embassy in Turkey Kills 2

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A suspected suicide bomber detonated an explosive Friday in front of the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, killing himself and a guard at the entrance gate, officials said.
U.S. Ambassador Francis Ricciardione told reporters that a Turkish citizen was also wounded in the 1:15 p.m. blast in the Turkish capital.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but both Kurdish rebels and Islamic militants are active in Turkey.

H/T: ESW

EXPLOSION OUTSIDE US EMBASSY IN ANKARA TURKEY 1.2.2013

10 thoughts on “BREAKING: EXPLOSION OUTSIDE US EMBASSY IN ANKARA TURKEY

  1. I once walked in through that very security checkpoint when I lived in Ankara, for a late-afternoon gathering of expats, and I often walked past it with my toddler son. That area, quite close to the German embassy as well, is heavily guarded as well.

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