An explosion hit the second gate of the US embassy building in Ankara on Friday. Photograph of the suicide bomber Ecevit Şanlı on top left corner. (Photo: İHA, Derya Yetim, Enise Yapar)
Turkish officials identified the bomber today at the US Embassy in Ankara.
The blast killed a Turkish security guard, authorities say. The bomber died.
Istanbul police identified the bomber as Ecevit Shanli, a member of DHKP-C, a Marxist Leninist terror group.
There are conflicting accounts concerning how many were wounded.
Ecevit Şanlı at a communist rally in Turkey. (GundemBugun)
Officials are not ruling out that the bomber was working with Syrian or Iranian agencies. A Syrian convoy was bombed by Israel earlier in the week while traveling to Lebanon.