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Ankara, Oct 2: The Turkish government has reported that a bomb attack occurred in front of the Interior Ministry buildings in Ankara. Two terrorists were involved in the attack, one of whom died in the blast, and the other was “neutralized” by authorities. The blast occurred near the Parliament House when MPs were about to return after a three-month summer vacation.
According to the Interior Minister, two attackers approached the General Security Directorate building in a commercial vehicle. One of them blew himself up, while the other was killed in firing by security forces deployed outside the building. in the incident, Two police officers were slightly injured.
Authorities closed a major road near various state institutions, including the Parliament House. Police announced plans to carry out controlled explosions for “suspicious package incidents” in other parts of the city.
In response to the attack, the Turkish Criminal Peace Court in Ankara banned media access and publication of information about the incident. Last year, Turkey enacted a law aimed at curbing “disinformation,” with a possible prison sentence of up to three years for those accused of violating the law.
Turkey has experienced a series of attacks in recent years caused by various groups, including Islamic State militants and Kurdish terrorist organizations. The government often reacts quickly to such incidents by condemning perceived propaganda and limiting media access.
Ankara’s position underlines the ongoing security challenges facing Turkey and the need for vigilance against acts of violence and terrorism.