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Turkish Marxist group claims US embassy attack: website

Published on Feb 2, 2013 11:31 PM
This image released by the SITE Intelligence Group on Feb 2, 2013, shows a man identified as Alisan Sanli. SITE reported that in a communiqué posted on Feb 2, 2013, on "The People's Cry" website (, the Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C), a Turkey-based radical Marxist-Leninist group, claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing at the US Embassy in Ankara on Feb 1. The DHKP-C communique identified the bomber as Alisan Sanli. -- PHOTO: AFP

ANKARA (AFP) - 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.

Th authorities have said the bomber was previously jailed for his involvement in attack on a military compound in Istanbul in 1997.

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