Suicide Bomb Attack on US Embassy in Turkey


A security officer runs after an explosion at the entrance of the U.S. embassy in Ankara February 1, 2013. REUTERS/Yavuz Ozden/Milliyet Daily Newspaper



Two people were killed in a suicide bomb attack outside the American embassy in Turkey's capital, Ankara Friday.

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It was reported that a security guard and the suspected attacker both died in the blast.

One Turkish woman was seriously wounded.

Turkey's Interior Minister, Muammer Guler, claims the attacker was from a domestic left-wing militant group.

Marco Werman speaks with Howard Eissenstat, assistant professor of history at St. Lawrence University about the attack.