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

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10 Responses to BREAKING: EXPLOSION OUTSIDE US EMBASSY IN ANKARA TURKEY

  1. Softly Bob says:

    The Bomber, a security guard and a Turkish citizen have been killed or injured. No harm done then. Darwinism in action!

  2. BL@KBIRD says:

    ‘earth-shattering, shocking and terrifying’

    Is this what the ‘Slums meant about revenge for Mali?

  3. Martin says:

    The suicide bomber : – Ecevit ?anl?

    – First from the left :

    http://i45.tinypic.com/wu4j2v.jpg

  4. Tom Billesley says:

    The guy in the centre, in the black jacket with red shoulders, is Olay Yeri ?nceleme Polisi (Turkish CSI Police).

  5. Tom Billesley says:

    The woman badly injured in the blast is a journalist Didem Tuncay who was at the US Embassy to file a visa application.
    http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/journalist-in-critical-condition-after-us-embassy-blast-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=40306&NewsCatID=341
    Hurriyet Daily News: Journalist in critical condition after U.S. embassy blast

  6. Proud_Kafir7908 says:

    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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