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Turkish leftist group DHKP-C said it was responsible for a suicide bomb attack on the US embassy in Ankara on Friday, according to a statement on a website close to the group.
"Our warrior Alisan Sanli carried out an act of self-sacrifice on Feb 1, 2013, by entering the Ankara embassy of the United States, murderer of the people of the world," the statement said.
Turkey's interior minister said the suicide bomber in today's deadly attack at the US embassy in Ankara belonged to an illegal leftist group, Reuters reports.
Turkish state broadcaster TRT said the bomber was 30-year-old and used plastic explosives in the attack.
The bomber is believed to have spent time in prison on terrorism-related charges, and was a member of the Revolutionary People's Liberationi Party-Front (DHKP-C), TRT said.
Turkey's interior minister said the suicide bomber in the US embassy attack in Ankara is "believed to have been a Turkish citizen," Reuters reports.
William Hague condemned the attack on the US embassy in Ankara and said Turkey and the US could rely on the UK's "full support" to find those responsible. He said:
The US Ambassador to Turkey confirmed that one of the embassy's Turkish staff was killed in a suspected suicide bomb in Ankara, Reuters reports.
A police official told the Associated Press that a suicide bomber killed two people at the entrance of the US embassy in Ankara, Turkey.
Turkish commercial station NTV said two security guards at the entrance were killed.
Police in Ankara, Turkey, said the explosion outside the US embassy in Turkey was a suicide bomb, and two people have been killed, the Associated Press reports.
At least one person has been killed in an explosion at the US Embassy in Ankara, according to Turkish media.