PKK, al-Qaeda named as suspects in Turkey blast

Reports in Turkey suggest that the blast outside the United States Embassy in Turkey's capital Ankara may not be the result of a suicide bombing, but rather the work of a terrorist who planted the bomb and escaped. According to most reports, two people were killed and at least two others wounded.


It is still unclear who is behind the attack. Media outlets estimated that it may be the Kurdish PKK or al- Qaeda terrorists. Their motives may be related to the US's deployment of Patriot missile batteries in Turkey as a defensive measure against a possible Syrian attack. (News agencies)