A suicide bomber has attacked the US Embassy in Ankara. At least one security guard working at the embassy was killed in the blast, as well as the bomber.
The blast occurred at the entrance used by the embassy personnel and their visitors, CNNTurk reported. A security guard operating at the x-ray machine at the entrance was reportedly killed while the suicide bomber was passing through the scanner.
"There were two dead in the suicide bombing, a Turkish security guard and the bomber himself," Ankara governor Alaattin Yuksel told reporters, AFP reports.
The US ambassador to Turkey, Francis Ricciardone, confirmed the death.
"We are very sad of course, we lost one of our Turkish guards at the gate… The compound is secure, we all feel very safe thanks to your response," he told reporters.
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