Suicide bomber detonates explosive device in Turkey’s Ankara



Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya says one of the two attackers blew himself in front of the ministry building in Ankara.

Turkey’s interior minister says a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device in front of the ministry building in the Turkish capital, wounding two police officers.

Ali Yerlikaya said two attackers were responsible for the explosions in front of the ministry building. One of them blew himself and other was “neutralised”, the minister said.

Al Jazeera’s Sinem Koseoglu, reporting from Istanbul, said the explosion happened around 9:30am.

“The security measures have been tightened around the parliament building and around the interior ministry building that are in close proximity.

“Parliament is resuming after its summer break. She said all parliamentarians were expected at the Parliament around 2pm in the afternoon, including the President [Recep Tayyip Erdogan]. This is a breaking story.