Reports have surfaced about a massive explosion near a U.S. Embassy overseas.
As of now, it appears as if an explosion rocked Turkey’s Parliament in Ankara, right near an American embassy.
The Telegraph has more on this terrifying situation:
At least five people have been killed and 10 injured after a huge explosion, believed to be a car bomb, rocked Ankara outside military barracks, the capital’s governor has said.
A Turkish official told Al-Arabiya the blast on Wednesday was caused by a vehicle exploding and witnesses on social media shared images of smoke emanating near the building. Local media said the death toll had reached 11.
“According to preliminary assessments, five people died and 10 people were injured,” Mehmet Kiliclar told state-run Anadolu Agency. “It is believed that a bomb-laden car caused the explosion.”
The explosion happened at around 6:30 p.m. in Turkey, and the blast apparently hit a bus full of military personnel. Already, officials are calling the incident a terror attack, and have vowed to hunt down whoever is responsible.
It’s unclear just yet who carried out the attack, but Turkey has been targeted in recent months by the Islamic State terror organization (ISIS). Just ast month, a bomber linked to the savage group killed ten innocent tourists in the nation’s popular Sultanahmet District.
Obviously all the details aren’t known in the latest attack, but we’ll be sure to update this story as more become available.