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Bomb Explodes at Entrance to U.S. Embassy in Turkey

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On Friday afternoon, a suicide bomber detonated a blast at one of the entrances to the United States embassy in Ankara, Turkey, killing himself and one Turkish security guard. Several other people were wounded in the explosion, which is currently being attributed to a member of a leftist terrorist group in Turkey.

According to the BBC, “The embassy building is heavily protected but the US has had long-standing plans to move its compound elsewhere for security reasons.” Officials from the U.S. State Department said that the bombing showed adequate security measures had been taken, reports the Wall Street Journal.

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