Radical Left Group Takes Responsibility for Ankara US Embassy Blast

February 2, 2013, Saturday // 05:40
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Turkish police secure the area after an explosion in front of US Embassy in Ankara, Turkey 01 February 2013. At least two people have been killed and two injured in an apparent suicide bombing. EPA/BGNES

Radical Turkish Marxist group Revolutionary People's Liberation Party - Front has assumed responsibility for Friday's suicide blast against the US embassy in Ankara.

The bombing resulted in the death of the 6 kg TNT carrying bomber, as well as of a security officer at the embassy, and at least two other injured people.

Turkish authorities had already ascribed the attack to the party, known also under the abbreviation DHKP/C.

Writing at a Turkish website, the organization, classified as a terrorist group, said that the US are "the world's murderers."

Turkish police has already identified the suicide bomber as a 40-year-old DHKP/C member who had served jail time due to prior terrorist activities.


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