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Suicide Bomber At U.S. Embassy In Turkey Kills At Least Two

An attack on the United States embassy in Ankara, Turkey kills a guard and the bomber. NBC is reporting that three are now dead. No one has claimed responsibility, but Kurdish rebels and Islamic militants are active in Turkey.

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A suspected suicide bomber detonated an explosive device at the entrance of the U.S. Embassy in the Turkish capital on Friday, killing himself and one other person, officials said.

U.S. Ambassador Francis Ricciardione told reporters that a guard at the gate was killed in the 1:15 p.m. blast, and a Turkish citizen was wounded. NBC has an unconfirmed report that a third person was killed.

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In a 2003 attack on the British consulate, a suspected Islamic militant rammed an explosives-laden pickup truck into the main gate, killing 58, including the British consul-general.

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