A suicide bomber denoted a bomb after arriving near the entrance of the Ministry of Interior Affairs in Ankara Sunday, October 1. A second person was killed later in a shootout with police, according to the Ali Yerlikaya, interior minister.
The bombing happened just hours prior to the Turkish Parliament’s opening after summer recess. Two police officers were injured in the attack. The attackers arrived at the scene in a light commercial vehicle, according to Yerlikaya. “Our heroic police officers, throught their intuition, resisted the terrorists as soon as they got out of the vehicle,” Yerlikaya said in a press conference.