Turkey detains two ‘Islamic State’ militants planning New Year attacks in Ankara

The two men were thought to have been preparing an attack on Kizilay square, where people usually gather for New Year celebrations. Police have seized suicide vests in the raids.

Turkish police on Wednesday detained two suspected “Islamic State” militants believed to have been planning suicide attacks during New Year celebrations in central Ankara.

The two men were thought to have been preparing an attack on Kizilay square in the centre of Ankara, where people usually gather to usher in the New Year. They had planned to strike two separate spots in the shopping and restaurant district – one outside a big shopping mall and the second in a street dotted with pubs.

 

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