Friday, 1 February 2013


A suicide bomber has attached the U.S. Embassy in Ankara the capital of Turkey today. Two persons including a Turkey guard, Mustafa Akarsu and the suicide bomber were killed in the bomb blast. A television journalist, Didem Tancy was also wounded in the blast. The female journalist had gone to acquaint herself with the diplomat when the blast occurred. Ecevit Sani, who belonged to the Marxist Leninist organization known as the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party or DHKP-C carried out the attack. The suicide bomber died after detonating his bomb near No 2 gate around 1.15 PM on Friday. The aim of bombing the U.S. Embassy is unclear because before the attack, the suicide bomber, Sani was known to U.S. and other intelligence agencies as U.S. Law enforcement. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan called it an attack “against the people and welfare of our country”. Swift condemnation had followed the attack. As a result of the attack, the U.S. Embassy in Ankara has put out a statement telling Americans not to visit that facility or U.S. Consultants in Istanbul or Adana “until further notice”. 

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