Deadly suicide bombing reported outside US embassy in Ankara, Turkey; Update: ‘Likely connected to a domestic left-wing militant group’

Police say a suicide bomber detonated a device outside the U.S. embassy in the Turkish capital of Ankara.

Two deaths have been reported: the bomber and one victim.

Confirmation from the State Department:

Another image from the scene in Ankara:

The U.S. ambassador and embassy spokesman were not injured in the blast.

More details are coming in:

There are reports that a journalist was wounded in the terrorist attack.

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From Turkey’s ambassador to the United States:

Some context from Jim Geraghty, who lived in Ankara:

More on the suicide bomber:


Twitchy will monitor developments and update as more information becomes available.

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