Sub Categories: » HOMEPAGE / TURKEY/ POLITICS
Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
ANKARA – Doğan News Agency
A Turkish flag was put on the AKP headquarters building to cover the damage caused by the flamethrower attack. AA photo / Mehmet Ali ÖZCAN
One person has been injured in a bomb explosion in front of the Turkish Justice Ministry in Ankara late yesterday, while the Justice and Development Party (AKP) headquarters in the city was also attacked by a flame thrower. Police teams and ambulances were immediately transferred to the scenes after the blasts, with the police taking strict measures in the surrounding area. Police precautions were increased across the city.One person was injured in a double fragmentation bomb attack somewhere close to the car park of the ministry, Justice Minister Sadullah Ergin said in a televised interview. The injured individual was the spouse of a ministry employee and was released after treatment, he said.Interior Minister Muammer Güler said in a televised interview that some equipment of the thrower was found close to the scene and that police were searching the area. The minister also confirmed that the attack on the AKP building was probably realized by a flamethrower attack.
Interior Minister Muammer Güler has denied reports that two people were detained in connection to the attacks.Attacks aimed at ‘resolution process’: PM