On suspicion of preparing a terrorist attack in Turkey arrested four militants

Turkish authorities announced the arrest in Gaziantep four militants of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia). About it reports Reuters.

As indicated in a written statement released on behalf of the head of the city administration, the attackers were in a close relationship with the leaders of the IG in Syria and was planning for several major terrorist attacks in Turkey.

They seized 24 suicide belt filled with a total of 150 kilograms of explosives, detonators and 2 Kalashnikov.

1 January in the largest city of Turkey Istanbul has been a terrorist attack. An armed man broke into the night club Reina, where tourists celebrated the new year, and opened fire on the visitors. The victims were 39 people, including a Russian citizen Nurana Hasanova.

The executor of the attack was a national of Uzbekistan Abdulqadir Masharipov trained in the camp of “al-Qaeda” in Iraq, and later fought in Syria in the ranks of the militants “Islamic state”. One of the emirs ordered him to go to Turkey and settle there in order to organize a terrorist attack.