According to ABC-radio news, on Friday, a suicide bomber set off an explosive device when at the side entrance of the United States Embassy in Ankara, Turkey – the capital of the country. At least two persons have been killed in the suicide attack.
A journalist with the Associated Press confirmed that he had seen a body in the street located just in front of the embassy’s side entrance. The initial report says that the bomb detonated inside the security checkpoint located in front of the embassy. It is also being reported that two security guards have lost their lives in the attack.
Numerous ambulances were sent to the embassy and at least one woman, appearing seriously injured, was put in the ambulance.
The embassy building is reportedly heavily protected and is near other embassies which include the Germany and France facilities.
While there has been no claim of responsibility for the attack, Huffington Post is reporting that Kurdish rebels and Islamic militants are currently active in Turkey. Additionally, al-Qaida has had a presence in Istanbul, Turkey in the past including 2003 when 58 persons were killed.