Ankara blast: Bomb explodes near Turkey’s parliament


Two police officers sustained minor injuries in the attack, according to the Turkish interior minister.

A loud explosion occurred in front of the Turkish Interior Ministry building in Ankara on Sunday, as a result of a bomb attack carried out by two terrorists, one of whom self-destructed.

Turkish Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya said, “Two terrorists arrived in front of the entrance gate of the General Directorate of Security of our Ministry of Internal Affairs with a light commercial vehicle and carried out a bomb attack.”

The blast injured two police officers, and the two terrorists were killed.

The attack is being investigated by the Turkish authorities.

One of the terrorists died in the explosion, and the other was killed by security forces.

Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya said that two police officers were slightly injured in the attack, which occurred hours before Parliament was scheduled to reopen after a summer recess.

Security forces have surrounded the area and closed all roads leading to it.

An investigation into the terrorist attack has been launched by the Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office. The Ankara Criminal Court of Peace has also issued a media access and publication ban in relation to the attack.

Special operations police, the fire brigade, and medical teams have been dispatched to the scene.

The Grand National Assembly will reopen in the afternoon after a 3-month break.

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