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.