2 killed in suicide bombing at US Embassy in Ankara

Friday, February 01, 2013
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Ankara: Two security guards were killed and several others were sustained grave injuries when a suspected suicide bomber detonated an explosive device outside the US Embassy in the Turkish capital on Friday, local authorities said.

The explosion on February 1 damaged the compound's outer wall, ripping the concrete from around a doorway and sending debris flying into the street.

Police cordoned off the street in the Cankaya neighbourhood where many other state institutions and embassies are also located.

None of the outfit has yet claimed the responsibility of the blast,  but Kurdish rebels and Islamist militants are active in Turkey. Kurdish rebels, who are fighting for autonomy in the Kurdish-dominated southeast, have dramatically stepped up attacks in Turkey over the last year.
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