Turkey: Embassy bomber connected to domestic group

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Medics carry an injured woman on a stretcher to an ambulance after a suspected suicide bomber detonated an explosive device at the entrance of the U.S. Embassy in the Turkish capital, Ankara, Turkey, Friday Feb. 1, 2013. The bomb appeared to have exploded inside the security checkpoint at the entrance of the visa section of the embassy. A police official said at least two people are dead. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's Interior Minister Muammer Guler says a suicide bomber who detonated an explosive in front of the U.S. Embassy in Ankara is most likely connected to a domestic left-wing militant organization.

A police official told the Associated Press that the bomber is most likely a suspected member of the outlawed Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front.

He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not permitted to speak to the press.

The group is designated a terrorist organization by the United States but had been relatively quiet in recent years.