Bomb Explodes Outside the U.S. Embassy in Turkey

Dashiell Bennett
February 1, 2013

There are reports from turkish media that a bomb exploded outside the entrance to the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, and witnesses say it may be a suicide attack. Details are still very limited, but the blast happened sometime around 1:00 p.m. local time (6:00 a.m. Eastern) and there are reports of damage to the building and many wounded bystanders.

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Musa Kesler, a Turkish reporter is tweeting from the scene, as says there are least two people dead.

big blast at American Embassy in Ankara... there are so many injured..

— MUSA KESLER (@MuSaKesLeR) February 1, 2013

The Ankara embassy, as seen above in a file photo, is often singled out as one of the most heavily fortified (and forbidding to locals) of all American outposts overseas.

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This is a developing story and we'll add more details as they come in.