Explosions and gunshots heard in ministries' area in Ankara

Explosions and gunshots were heard in the ministries' area in Ankara.

An explosion was heard in front of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, near the Parliament in Kızılay, in Ankara.

After the explosion, gunshots rang out. It is not yet known what caused the explosion. Ambulance and AFAF teams were dispatched to the area.

Atatürk Boulevard was closed to traffic, entry and exit to the Parliament was completely prohibited.

Media close to the government claimed that there was an attempt to carry out a grenade attack on the Ministry of Internal Affairs. No official statement was made.

Other pro-government media claimed that there was an attempted rocket attack. There are also allegations that one person was injured.