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Police: Suicide bombing at US Embassy, 2 dead

A police official says a suicide bomber has detonated an explosive device at the entrance of the U.S. Embassy in the Turkish capital and at least two people are dead.

Article by: SUZAN FRASER , Associated Press

Updated: February 1, 2013 - 6:24 AM

ANKARA, Turkey - A police official says a suicide bomber has detonated an explosive device at the entrance of the U.S. Embassy in the Turkish capital and at least two people are dead.

An Associated Press journalist on Friday saw a body in the street in front of an embassy side entrance. The bomb appeared to have exploded inside the security checkpoint at the entrance of the embassy.

Private NTV television said two security guards at the entrance were killed.

The police official spoke on condition of anonymity in line with government rules. The phones were not being answered at the embassy.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

Turkish news reports say an explosion in front of the U.S. Embassy in the Turkish capital Ankara has injured several people.

An Associated Press journalist reported Friday seeing a body in the street in front of an embassy side entrance. It was not immediately clear what the cause of the blast was.

State-run TRT television says the blast has caused injuries and several ambulances were dispatched to the area.

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