Suicide Bombing at the United States Embassy in Turkey Kills a Turkish Guard and Wounds a Turkish Journalist

by Colonel on February 1, 2013

“A suicide bomber attacked the American Embassy in the Turkish capital, Ankara, on Friday, detonating himself inside a security entrance to the compound in a blast that officials said killed a Turkish guard and wounded a visiting Turkish journalist. The Obama administration called the attack an act of terror and warned American citizens to temporarily avoid its diplomatic missions in Turkey.

Interior Minister Muammer Guler said the bomber was a known member of an outlawed leftist radical group in Turkey, suggesting that the motive may have differed from the Islamist militant hostility toward the United States that has been a theme of other attacks on American diplomatic facilities in recent months. But American officials said the motives and those responsible for the bombing in Ankara remained under investigation.

” — Sebnem Arsu and Rick Gladstone, Copyright 2013 The New York Times Company

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