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.

  • Ronin

    So which video caused this?

  • V the K

    But the media told me that all terrorism was ended everywhere forever when “Obama killed Osama”

  • TocksNedlog

    Hillary really is going out with a bang.

  • TocksNedlog

    Official White House statement to follow — as soon as they shake the magic 8-ball to see whether this was “workplace violence” or a “man-caused disaster” or a “speed bump”.

    • journogal

      Could be “head winds” or Bush’s/GOP House’s fault.


    • Jillane Kent

      Hillary, if asked, will marvel as to what difference this makes

  • Marcy Cook

    What difference does it make?

  • Ariadnea

    Didn’t Barak Obama imply that with his Presidency, the world will love the USA?

  • Brent Guthrie

    Another YouTube video mocking Islam found?

  • David Shrock

    Obama admin to reassemble said terrorist for questioning.