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US embassy bomber 'is Turkish'

A security guard has been killed after an explosion in front of the US embassy in Ankara. The suicide bomber, who died in the blast, is believed to have been a Turkish citizen, the country's interior ministry claims.

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Turkey suicide bomber 'from illegal leftist group'

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.

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