U.S. embassy blast "an attack against peace": Erdogan
Friday, February 01, 2013 - 01:02
Feb. 1 - A suicide bomber from a far-left group kills a Turkish security guard at the U.S. embassy in Ankara on Friday. Mana Rabiee reports.
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A U.S. embassy under attack again ... this time in Turkey.
Friday's suicide blast inside the American embassy in Ankara killed a security guard and seriously injured a woman.
U.S. Ambassador Francis Ricciardone emerged from the compound shortly after the blast.
SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) U.S. AMBASSADOR FRANCIS RICCIARDONE
"Right now we are all dealing with our sadness at the loss of our fellow member of our embassy. We salute his bravery, his service to Turkey and to Turkey-American friendship. Our hearts go out to his family."
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan called the blast a quote "attack against peace in our country."
The Interior Minister said the bomber was from a far-left group, but There has been no immediate claim of responsibility.
Friday's bombing was the first such assault since the much larger attack last year against the U.S. consul in Benghazi.
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