Two killed in US embassy blast in Turkey

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ANKARA: An explosion took place near the American embassy in Ankara Friday, Turkish media reported.

The bombing, which allegedly took place in front of the embassy’s second door, has killed at least two security guards, NTV television reported, and wounded several.

Television footage showed a door blown out and masonry from the wall around it scattered in front of the entrance, although there did not appear to be any more significant structural damage.

A US State Department spokesman told US channel NBC that it did not have any details on the explosion and could not immediately confirm any attack.

Security forces have cordoned off the area and paramedics were already at the scene, according to the Anadolu news agency.

Conflicting reports speculating that the blast was a suicide bombing could not be confirmed at this time. Agencies

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