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Turkey says radical group may be behind twin attacks

A Turkish minister said Wednesday that twin attacks in Ankara may have been the work of the same radical Marxist group which claimed a suicide bombing against the US embassy in February. One person was slightly wounded in simultaneous grenade and rocket attacks late Tuesday against the justice ministry and the headquarters of the ruling ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).

Turkey cracks down on radical group after US embassy attack

Turkish police launched a massive nationwide crackdown Tuesday against a radical Marxist group which claimed a suicide bomb attack against the US embassy this month, the state-run Anatolia news agency reported. Police issued arrest warrants for 167 people in 28 cities as part of the operation against the Revolutionary People's Liberation Front (DHKP-C), which is classified as a terrorist organisation by the United States, Anatolia said.

Turkish US embassy suicide bomber was ill ex-prisoner

The suicide bomber who blew himself up outside the US embassy in Ankara was an ex-prisoner who suffered from a brain disorder triggered by going on hunger strike, local media and officials said Saturday. Officials identified the bomber as Ecevit Sanli, 40, suspected to be a militant from an outlawed leftwing group that has recently faced a crackdown by the Turkish authorities. He detonated a hand grenade and about six kilogrammes (13 pounds) of TNT in Friday's blast, the Ankara governor's office said in a statement.

Turkish Marxist group claims US embassy attack: website

A radical Turkish Marxist group has claimed responsibility for the suicide bomb attack at the US 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 United States of being "the murderers of the world," according to a statement on the Halkin Sesi (The Voice of the People) website. The site carried two pictures of the bomber identified as Alisan Sanli, one of which shows him brandishing a gun.

UPDATE 7-Suicide bomber kills guard at U.S. embassy in Turkey

* Bomber, Turkish guard killed in blast * Prime minister blames leftist group * White House says motivation unclear * U.S., British missions call for vigilance (Adds U.N. Security Council reaction, paragraph 8) By Jonathon Burch ANKARA, Feb 1 (Reuters) - A far-leftist suicide bomber killed a Turkish security guard at the U.S. embassy in Ankara on Friday, officials said, blowing open an entrance and sending debris flying through the air.

UPDATE 5-Suicide bomber kills guard at U.S. embassy in Turkey

* Bomber, Turkish guard killed in blast * Interior Minister blames leftist group * White House says motivation unclear * U.S., British missions call for vigilance (Adds White House, bomber's reported identity, details) By Jonathon Burch ANKARA, Feb 1 (Reuters) - A far-leftist suicide bomber killed a Turkish security guard at the U.S. embassy in Ankara on Friday, officials said, blowing open an entrance and sending debris flying through the air.
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