Video from a security camera recorded a “terrorist incident” occurring near Turkey’s parliament in Ankara on Sunday, resulting in two injured police officers.
The substantial explosion, accompanied by significant flames, resonated for several kilometers from the attack’s location.
As depicted in the video footage, two assailants arrived at approximately 9:30 am (0630 GMT) in a commercial vehicle in close proximity to the entrance of the General Directorate of Security of Turkey’s Ministry of the Interior, where they executed a bomb attack, according to the Turkish Ministry of the Interior.
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The Turkish Ministry of the Interior provided an update via social media, stating, “One of the terrorists detonated explosives, while the other was incapacitated.” In the incident, two officers sustained “minor injuries.”
The district where the attack occurred houses numerous other ministries and the Turkish parliament, which was scheduled to resume activities today, featuring an address by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to Turkish media reports.
Authorities have initiated an investigation into the incident and have restricted access to the area. The most recent bomb attack in Turkey transpired in a shopping district in Istanbul in November 2022, resulting in six fatalities and 81 injuries.