It appears as if there will be no let up in hostile attacks on U.S. interests overseas as witnessed in a suicide attack on the U.S. Embassy in Turkey. Today, Feb. 1, 2013, Lina Saigol and Daniel Dombey have reported for The Financial Times, Suicide bombing at US embassy in Turkey. On Friday a local security guard was killed and several people wounded in a suicide bombing at the U.S. embassy in the Turkish capital Ankara.
A powerful explosion rocked the U.S. Embassy in Turkey with buildings damaged more than 100m away. Turkey’s prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has said the explosion was caused by a suicide bomber. In comments on Turkish TV, Erdogan has called for a global effort to combat “terrorist elements”. The U.S. ambassador to Turkey, Francis Ricciardone, has thanked Turkish authorities for their prompt response saying, “We are very sad of course that we lost one of our Turkish guards at the gate.”
The Guardian has also reported on this senseless terrorist attack on the U.S. Embassy in Turkey, Suspected suicide bombing kills two at US embassy in Turkey. Officials have said, a suspected suicide bomber detonated an explosive device at the entrance of the U.S. embassy in Ankara. A guard at the gate was killed and at least one Turkish citizen was wounded in this explosion. This is a tragic development in the ongoing assaults on American interests worldwide.