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Medics carry an injured woman on a stretcher to an ambulance after a suspected suicide bomber detonated an explosive device at the entrance of the U.S. Embassy in the Turkish capital, Ankara, Turkey, Friday Feb. 1, 2013. The bomb appeared to have exploded inside the security checkpoint at the entrance of the visa section of the embassy. A police official said at least two people are dead. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici) Medics carry an injured woman on a stretcher to an ambulance after a suspected suicide bomber detonated an explosive device at the entrance of the U.S. Embassy in the Turkish capital, Ankara, Turkey, Friday Feb. 1, 2013. The bomb appeared to have exploded inside the security checkpoint at the entrance of the visa section of the embassy. A police official said at least two people are dead. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)  

White House immediately condemns attack on US Embassy in Turkey as ‘act of terror’

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      Vince Coglianese

      Vince Coglianese is the executive editor of The Daily Caller.

      His reporting has received wide coverage, including in the pages of The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The Drudge Report, among others. Vince has appeared as a guest on the Fox News Channel, CNN and CNBC, as well as other cable news networks. Additionally, Vince has been a guest on "The Sean Hannity Radio Show," Sirius XM''s "The Press Pool with Julie Mason," "The Schnitt Show" and Glenn Beck's TheBlaze TV.

      Prior to joining TheDC, Vince was the Web Editor for CarolinaCoastOnline.com, and a radio talk show host for The Talk Station (WTKF/WJNC) in Morehead City, N.C.

White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters Friday that the early morning suicide bombing attack on the U.S. Embassy in Turkey was clearly “an act of terror.”

“A suicide bombing on the perimeter of an embassy is by definition an act of terror,” Carney told reporters during a White House press conference.

“However, we do not know at this point who is responsible or the motivations behind the attack. The attack itself is clearly an act of terror.”

The State Department confirmed Friday morning that the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, was hit by a terror attack.

“We can confirm a terrorist blast at a check point on the perimeter of our embassy compound in Ankara,” a State Department spokeswoman said in a statement, according to The Associated Press. “We are working closely with the Turkish national police to make a full assessment of the damage and the casualties, and to begin an investigation.”

The suicide bomber killed himself and one other person at the entrance gate of the compound, according to the AP.

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