A suicide bomber detonated an explosive device on the outside perimeter of the U.S. Embassy in the Turkish capital Friday, officials said, killing himself and an embassy guard in a terrorist attack whose motives are under investigation.
The attack was initially believed to be the work of either Al Qaeda or a proxy for Iran. Turkish media outlets, though, are reporting that authorities have identified the attacker, who reportedly was not an Islamic extremist but instead belonged to a Marxist extremist group.
According to U.S. military sources, the other individual killed in the Ankara attack was a Turkish national. All U.S. staff are safe at this time, though the U.S. consulate in Turkey reportedly has advised Americans in the country against visiting U.S. missions for the tim