A powerful explosion occurred near the Turkish Parliament building earlier today, in what the government is calling a “terrorist attack”. The blast was heard across the city, causing widespread panic and confusion.
Turkish media outlets reported that gunfire was also heard in the vicinity of the Parliament building following the explosion. The nature of the gunfire is still unclear, with some speculating it could be related to the blast. Emergency services were immediately dispatched to the scene, with ambulances and fire trucks rushing through the city’s congested streets. The area has been cordoned off by security forces as they begin their investigation into the incident.
As of reports, 2 police officers injured in terror attacked. However, local hospitals have been put on high alert, indicating a potentially significant number of injuries. This incident comes at a time of heightened tension in Turkey, with the government facing criticism for its handling of various internal and external threats. The blast near the Parliament building will undoubtedly add to these pressures, raising questions about security in the nation’s capital.