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Suicide bombing hits Turkish capital Ankara



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A suicide bombing struck a government building in the Turkish capital Ankara on Sunday on the same day that the country’s parliament was set to reconvene from a summer recess.

Two suspects attacked Turkey’s interior ministry on Sunday morning, according to interior minister Ali Yerlikaya. Yerlikaya said one attacker died after blowing himself up and the other was killed by police.

“At around 09.30, two terrorists who came with a light commercial vehicle in front of the entrance gate of the General Directorate of Security of our Ministry of Internal Affairs, carried out a bomb attack,” Yerlikaya said in a post on social media site X.

The attack, which took place in a downtown area frequented by government officials, tourists and locals, came on the same day as Turkey’s parliament comes back into session following a summer recess. Two police officers were injured in a firefight following the bombing, according to Yerlikaya.

Sunday’s attack comes less than a year after a bombing in a busy commercial district in Istanbul that killed six people and injured dozens of others.

This is a developing story . . . 


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