A suicide bomber reportedly blew himself up outside the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey on Feb. 1, 2013.
CNN reports that two people are dead from the blast and at least two are wounded.
Turkish broadcaster NTV reports that the two people who were killed are security guards who were at the entrance of the U.S. Embassy, but that has not been confirmed.
Ann Compton, a White House correspondent for ABC News Radio, tells Gene Valicenti of WPRO-AM News in Providence that the suicide bombing happened at a "public entrance" to the embassy where people go to get Visas to gain access to the United States.
"U.S. Embassy in Paris Street, visitors and those who have entered the visa process was a violent explosion in front of the gate No. 2. The explosion destroyed a large part of the security point." translated from NTV, an MSNBC partner
NBC reports that smoke was seen rising from the explosion area and a BBC journalist who was near the scene noted that police had barricaded the road. Golnar Mtevalli stated that ambulances and a fire truck were at the scene, noting that the situation was "extremely chaotic."
At 7:10 ET, U.S. State Department spokesman Harry Edwards stated that there are currently no details on the Ankara explosion. He could not confirm any attack at this time.