A radical Turkish Marxist group has claimed responsibility for the suicide bomb attack at the U.S. embassy in Ankara, according to a statement posted on the Internet on Saturday.
The Revolutionary People’s Liberation Front (DHKP-C), which the Turkish authorities had already blamed for Friday’s bombing, accused the U.S. of being the “murderers of the world”, according to a statement on the Halkin Sesi (The Voice of the People) website. A Turkish guard at the embassy in an affluent area of Ankara was killed in the attack and three other people were wounded.
The group also threatened further attacks on other U.S. diplomatic facilities in Turkey.
The outlawed DHKP-C, blacklisted by the U.S. and the European Union as a terrorist group, has waged a string of attacks over the past few decades that have left dozens of people dead, including prominent political and military figures. — AFP