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An attack by a suicide bomber at the U.S. embassy in Ankara, Turkey, has killed at least three, Turkish police say.
Ankara Governor Aladdin Yuksel told local media that among the dead were a security guard, the bomber and a woman visiting the embassy, reports USA Today.
According to CBS News, the attack took place at 1:15 p.m. local time Friday, U.S. Ambassador Francis Ricciardione confirmed. Reports suggest that the lone bomber made it past an x-ray machine and the bomb went off at the security checkpoint. While it did not damage the building, security footage showed the front door being blown off.
Later, an AP journalist claimed to have seen a body by the door. It is not known if this person was among the three killed, notes NBC News. Another journalist spotted a woman being taken away on a stretcher.
A police source told the AP that they have two suspects in mind who could have been the bomber.
The embassy issued a statement that read, “The US Embassy would like to thank the Turkish Government, the media, and members of the public for their expressions of solidarity and outrage over the incident.”
The embassy is located near the German and French embassies and the area is currently blocked off.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.