Two police officers were slightly injured when one of the two terrorists on Sunday morning blew himself up in front of the General Directorate of Security in the Turkish capital of Ankara, the interior minister said.
“…Two terrorists, who arrived in a light commercial vehicle in front of the gate of the General Directorate of Security, carried out a bomb attack. One of the terrorists blew himself up and the other terrorist was neutralized,” said Ali Yerlikaya on X.
Yerlikaya said two police officers were slightly injured in the attack, which occurred at 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT).
Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office launched an investigation into the terrorist attack.
In relation to the attack, the Ankara Criminal Court of Peace has issued a media access and publication ban.
Following the explosion, police forces took increased security around the area.
The main Ataturk Boulevard was closed to traffic due to the explosion close to one of the gates of the Grand National Assembly.
Special operations police also were dispatched to the scene. The fire brigade and medical teams are also on the scene.
The Grand National Assembly will open in the afternoon after a 3-month break.