1. TURKEY

    Bomber Kills Two at U.S. Embassy

    Rescuers take on February 1, 2013 a victim of a blast outside the US Embassy in Ankara to a waiting ambulance. Two security guards were killed in the blast outside the US embassy, local television reported, amid speculation it was a suicide attack. The force of the explosion damaged nearby buildings in the Cankaya neighborhood where many other state institutions and embassies are also located.  AFP PHOTO / ADEM ALTAN        (Photo credit should read ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Blast victim in Ankara outside U.S. embassy. (Adem Altan/AFP/Getty),ADEM ALTAN

    A Turkish security guard and a suicide bomber were killed and several more were wounded early Friday in an explosion at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara. Initially the attack was believed to be the work of al Qaeda, but Turkish authorities have now identified the bomber as a member of a left-wing militant group. President Obama called the attack an '"act of terror" Friday, and U.S. officials say they are working with Turkish police. Turkey hosts hundreds of NATO soldiers from the U.S. and elsewhere who are using a Patriot missile defense system along the border with Syria.

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