Suicide bomber blast at US embassy in Turkey

A suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance of the US embassy in Ankara this afternoon.

According to various media reports, the apparent terrorist, who has not yet been identified, detonated the bomb by the security checkpoint of the embassy.

A nearby security guard and the bomber were killed.

No militant groups have yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

Last updated: 3:14pm, February 1 2013