Saturday, 02 February 2013 18:35

US calls embassy bomb in Turkey an 'act of terror'

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“The Obama administration has declared a suicide bomb at the US embassy in Turkey (video), in which the attacker and a local guard died, as an "act of terror".

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said preliminary information obtained by police indicated that the bomber was likely connected to a domestic left-wing militant group.

A Turkish television journalist was also seriously wounded in the blast, which happened at around 1.15pm local time in the Turkish capital, Ankara. Two other guards sustained lighter injuries. The ambassador, Francis Ricciardione, was unhurt.”

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