Suicide bombing injures two police officers in Turkey's capital

 October 2, 2023

Americans were shocked this weekend to see a suicide bomber attack Turkey's capital city of Ankara.

According to Breitbart, the bomber detonated his explosives on Sunday just before the Turkish parliament was set to reconvene following a three-month-long summer break.

Two police officers wounded

The website pointed to a statement issued by Turkey's Minister of Interior Affairs Ali Yerlikaya saying that two police officers were slightly injured in the explosion.

The government official went on to add that a second individual had died in Ankara following a gun battle with law enforcement.

Breitbart reported that both of the wounded officers were subsequently transported to a hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Justice minister pledges that "fight against terrorism will continue"

Meanwhile, Justice Minister Yilmaz Tunc announced that an investigation has been launched, saying "These attacks will in no way hinder Turkey’s fight against terrorism. Our fight against terrorism will continue with more determination."

Tunc later reiterated that message in a post put up later that evening on X, the social media platform previously known as Twitter.

"I once again condemn the treacherous attempt targeting the peace and security of our country and nation, and I wish our heroic police officers who prevented the attack and our entire police force to get well soon. I wish a speedy recovery to our injured police officers," he declared.

"We will continue our fight against all terrorist organizations with determination, as we have done so far," Tunc added.

Turkey bombs targets in northern Iraq

According to the Associated Press, Turkey quickly responded to the bombing with airstrikes in northern Iraq on 20 targets belonging to Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, which claimed responsibility for Sunday's bombing.

Turkish President Recep Erdogan said, "The scoundrels who targeted the peace and security of the citizens could not achieve their goals and they never will."

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