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Turkey says “terrorists“ carried out bomb attack near government building

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Members of Turkish Police Special Forces secure an area following an explosion near the Interior Ministry in Ankara, Turkey October 1, 2023. REUTERS/Cagla Gurdogan

ANKARA (Reuters) -Turkey’s interior minister said on Sunday that two “terrorists” carried out a bomb attack in front of the ministry buildings in Ankara, adding one of them died in the explosion and the other was “neutralized” by authorities there.

Turkish media earlier reported that an explosion was heard near the parliament and ministerial buildings.

Ali Yerlikaya, the minister, said on social media platform X that two police officers were slightly injured in the incident at 9:30 a.m. (0630 GMT).

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