Damaged entrance to the US embassy in Ankara
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US embassy attacked by suicide bomber in Ankara

A suicide bomber has attacked the US embassy in the Turkish capital Ankara, killing a guard, officials say.

The blast, at a side entrance of the heavily-guarded compound, sent debris flying into the street.

The US has warned its citizens not to visit diplomatic missions in Turkey until further notice.

No group has said it carried out the attack, but Turkish Interior Minister Muammer Guler said the bomber, who also died, was a far-left militant.

James Reynolds reports.

  • 01 Feb 2013
  • From the section Europe
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