Friday afternoon, a Turkish citizen detonated a bomb in from of the U.S. Embassy building in Ankara, Turkey. The explosion killed both the bomber and a guard who was stationed at the front gate, according to the Huffington Post. Another citizen was wounded during the explosion and quickly taken to the hospital for treatment. It is unknown who is responsible for Friday afternoon's attack, but in recent months a surge of attacks by Kurdish rebels has been reported. So far, no one is coming forth to claim responsibility for the attack.
The blast damaged the entrance to the U.S. Embassy building, but the rest of the building was unscathed. Shortly after the incident, police stated they thoroughly examined security footage and identified two possible suspects who could very well have been the suicide bomber. According to the Miami Herald, phone lines are going unanswered as they try to piece together what happened and why. The embassy building is heavily guarded at all times, which could explain how the suicide bomber got no further than the entrance. Police have secured the area and are keeping onlookers and reporters at bay while they investigate further.
Some believe that al-Qaida could be to blame for today's bombing, citing the recent suicide bombing attacks targeting consulates from Britain and the U.S. in previous years. The U.S. is thanking Turkey for its support over the afternoon incident and hopes to clear up details soon.