NewsNation | February 01, 2013
>>> developing now, new information in to who may have been behind a suicide bomb attack at the u.s. embassy in turkey. within the past few hours, the white house reacted calling the attack a, quote, act of terror. officials say an embassy guard was killed when the bomb set off at the security checkpoint.
>> right now, we are all dealing with our sadness at the loss of our fellow member of our embassy. we salute his bravery, his service to turkey and to turkish american friendship. our hearts go out to his family.
>> nbc's kir joins us now. they're examined security cameras . what else are saying about the search for who's responsibility?
>> that's right. smoke rising from the area and a heavily damaged door. we understand that the bomber and one other has been killed according to turkish interior ministry officials. it happened around 1:15 local time. near the first x-ray machine. managed to get to the first machine leading to the visa section and then detonated. the u.s. embassy saying one of those killed the guard at the gate and the turkish prime minister describing the attack saying we need to fight against those terrorist elements. now, some in the turkish government suggesting that this is the responsibility of an illegal leftist group, possibly called the revolutionary people's party. as you say, the white house saying it is clearly an act of terror. tamron, americans are advised not to visit the consulate in istanbul or the embassy until further notice. because, of course, what many people will be thinking is that there's echos the attack in libya on the embassy there and the killing of ambassador christopher stevens.