ANKARA, Turkey (AP) – A suicide bomber detonated an explosive gadget in the center of the Turkish capital, Ankara, on Sunday, hours earlier than parliament was scheduled to reopen after a three-month summer season recess. A second assailant was killed in a shootout with police, the inside minister stated.
Two law enforcement officials have been barely injured through the assault close to an entrance to the Ministry of Interior Affairs, Minister Ali Yerlikaya stated on X, the social media platform previously often known as Twitter.
The assault occurred as parliament was set to re-open with an handle by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
There was no rapid data on the assailants. Kurdish and far-left militant teams in addition to the Islamic State group have carried out lethal assaults all through the nation in the previous.
Yerlikaya stated the assailants arrived on the scene inside a light-weight business car.
Television footage confirmed bomb squads working close to a parked car in the realm which is positioned close to the Turkish Grand National Assembly and different authorities buildings. A rocket launcher may very well be seen mendacity close to the car.
Justice Minister Yilmaz Tunc stated an investigation has been launched into the “terror attack.”
“These attacks will in no way hinder Turkey’s fight against terrorism,” he wrote on X. “Our fight against terrorism will continue with more determination.”
Police cordoned off entry to the town middle and elevated safety measures, warning residents that they might be conducting managed explosions of suspicious packages.
The two law enforcement officials have been being handled in a hospital and weren’t in critical situation, media reviews stated.