Turkey Coup: Bomb Hits Ankara Parliament 

A bomb has reportedly been thrown at the Turkish parliament building, in the capital, Ankara, amidst an ongoing military coup.

Anadolu news agency has reported that a bomb has hit the parliament building in Ankara.

The news agency cited witnesses as saying the explosive device was thrown at the building, as an ongoing military coup occurs in the Turkish capital.

CNN-Turk reported that some police officers and parliament workers were hurt in the blast.

Further blasts at the building and surrounding area have been reported, as well as unconfirmed reports of a loud explosion in Istanbul, the other major Turkish city involved in the current coup attempt.

Tanks had reportedly surrounded the building earlier, with reports of them and military helicopters firing on the area.

Turkish jets have been dispatched to target and eliminate the coup soldiers’ helicopters, with reports suggesting one aircraft already downed in the capital.

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