Bomb explodes outside the U.S. embassy in Turkey

The bomb appeared to detonate in a security checkpoint in Ankara. The bomb appeared to detonate in a security checkpoint in Ankara. IHA/AP

A bomb exploded outside the entrance to the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, on Friday and witnesses say it may be a suicide attack. Details are still very limited, but the blast happened sometime around 1:15 p.m. local time (6:15 a.m. Eastern) and there are reports of damage to the building and many wounded bystanders.

Musa Kesler, a Turkish reporter is tweeting from the scene, and says there are least two people dead. The AP also reports that are two deaths.

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