Attack on US Embassy in Istanbul

Six are dead in a terrorist attack on the US Embassy in Istanbul. The dead were 3 Turkish policemen and the three attackers, who appear to have been angry amateurs. The identity of the group behind the attack is not yet known.

Aljazeera International’s Hoda Hamid reports from Istanbul:

As Hamid notes, this attack comes as Turkey enters a political crisis, with the legitimacy of the ruling party to be decided shortly in the courtroom. It stands accused of contravening the secular Turkish constitution by trying to bring Islamic law into governance.