U.S. Embassy bomber in Turkey from illegal leftist group-minister

ANKARA Fri Feb 1, 2013 10:00am EST

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ANKARA (Reuters) - A suicide bomber who attacked the U.S. Embassy in Ankara on Friday, killing himself and a security guard, belonged to an illegal leftist group, Turkish Interior Minister Muammer Guler said.

Speaking to reporters, Guler said the attacker could have been a member of the militant Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) or another leftist group.

(Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Nick Tattersall)