Turkey embassy suicide bomber was jailed on terrorism charges
This image released by the SITE Intelligence Group, shows a man identified as Sanli. SITE reported that in a communiqué posted on "The People's Cry" website (halkinsesitv.com), the Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C), claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing at the US Embassy in Ankara. (AFP PHOTO / SITE Intelligence Group)
According to Turkish officials, speaking to AP news agency, the bomber was released on probation from jail after being diagnosed with a brain disorder following a hunger strike.
The man responsible for the attack was identified as Ecevit Sanli, a 40-year-old Marxist associated with the militant Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front. A leftist group banned in Turkey.
Sanli was armed with both TNT and a hand grenade when he blew himself up outside the U.S. embassy in Ankara on Friday.