Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 30
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Two suicide bombers have been detained in Ankara, the Turkish Hurriyet newspaper reported Dec.30.
According to preliminary data, the detainees arrived in Ankara from Syria, however their nationalities are not disclosed.
Earlier it was reported that Turkish police tightened the security measures due to the growing threat of terrorist attacks during the New Year celebrations. Five suicide bombers of the IS terrorist group (ISIL, ISIS or Daesh) moved from Libya to Italy wherefrom infiltrated into Turkey to commit terrorist attacks, the newspaper said citing Turkey’s intelligence service.
The country’s law enforcement bodies suspect that the suicide bombers are currently hiding in the Sanliurfa province on the border with Syria, as well as in the Mersin resort province.
Earlier, the Turkish National Intelligence Organization warned about the possibility of repeated terrorist attacks in the country. The organization said that another 20 suicide bombers are preparing to commit terrorist attacks in various cities of Turkey.
Recently, Turkish police have put another would-be suicide bomber, Turkish citizen Mahimr Ulash on the wanted list.
Ulash has recently attempted to travel to Syria with his family to join the militants of the IS. His family members were blown up on a mine at the border crossing.
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