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.
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.