Two Killed In Murder-Suicide Bombing
By Harold Hutchison
The United States embassy in Ankara Turkey was attacked by a murder-suicide bomber early this morning. The attack left a Turkish security guard at the embassy dead.
The attack comes less than five months after Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed in the 11 September, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Bengahzi, Libya.
"Right now we are all dealing with our sadness at the loss of our fellow member of our embassy," U.S. Ambassador Francis Ricciardone said, according to a report by VOA News. "We salute his bravery, his service to Turkey and to Turkey-American friendship. Our hearts go out to his family.''
Turkish government officials suspected the attack may have been carried out by a leftist group, but no organization has claimed responsibility for the attack. In 2008, three gunmen and three policemen died in a shootout outside the American consulate in Istanbul.