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Turkish police forensic experts inspect the site after an explosion at the entrance of the U.S. embassy in Ankara February 1, 2013. Credit: REUTERS/Stringer
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|A suicide bomber killed a Turkish security guard at the U.S. embassy in Ankara on Friday, blowing the door off a side entrance and sending smoke and debris flying into the street. A Reuters witness saw one wounded person being lifted into an ambulance as police armed with assault rifles cordoned off the area. "It was a huge explosion. I was sitting in my shop when it happened. I saw what looked like a body part on the ground," said travel agent Kamiyar Barnos whose shop window was shattered around 100 meters away from the blast.
One witness said the blast was audible a mile away.