Turkish police say they suspect al-Qaeda is behind today's attack on the US consulate in Istanbul. So far, no one has claimed responsibility, but a police official confirmed the suspicion to the AP on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief journalists on the investigation.
Armed men opened fire on Turkish police guarding the consulate's entrance, killing three policemen. A bystander told CNN-Turk television that the attackers emerged from a vehicle and surprised the guard. "One of them approached a policeman while hiding his gun and shot him in the head," he said.