[Watch] Suicide Bomber Blows Himself Up Near Turkey Parliament
New Delhi: A suspected terrorist attack close to Turkey’s parliament in Ankara left two police officers injured on Sunday.
CCTV footage from a security camera captured the moment when the powerful explosion took place at 9.30am (local time), followed by huge flames.
According to local people, the noise of the blast was heard several kilometres away from the site.
The video clip shows two persons getting out of a commercial vehicle, with one of them rushing towards the gate and blowing himself up.
Watch the video which went viral on X:
BREAKING 🚨 Terrorist attack in Turkey — Two terrorists carried out a bomb attack outside the ministry buildings in Ankara with one of them blowing himself up while the other was “neutralised” by authorities, the Turkish interior minister says pic.twitter.com/4vbYwoIQjV
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) October 1, 2023
“The attackers arrived in front of the entrance gate of the General Directorate of Security of our Ministry of the Interior, and carried out a bomb attack,” said Turkish Interior ministry.
“One of the terrorists blew himself up and the other was neutralised,” the ministry added on social media, saying two officers received minor injuries.
According to Turkish media, the targeted area is home to several other ministries and the Turkish Parliament, which was due to reopen today with an address by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Turkish authorities have launched an investigation into the suicide bombing.
Last November, a bomb attack in a shopping street in Istanbul killed 6 people and left 81 injured.