At least one dead after bombing outside U.S. Embassy in Turkey

by Emily Senger

A suicide bomber has killed at least one security guard after detonating a bomb outside the U.S. embassy in Turkey’s capital city of Ankara.

Some reports had two people killed, says Reuters, and it appears that at least two others were wounded.

U.S. officials, however, have confirmed that a Turkish security guard near the entrance to the embassy has died and CBS News says the bombing appeared to occur inside a security checkpoint.

No Americans were among the wounded, said an official.

While the U.S. Embassy in Turkey is heavily guarded, it has not been a target of terrorist attacks for “decades” reports CNN. However, political violence in Turkey has occurred in the past, with “leftist anarchists, Kurdish separatists, Islamists and al Qaeda” claiming responsibility.

 




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