Turkey arrests five suspects planning terrorist attacks


ARA News

Suruc, Turkey – The Turkish security discovered Saturday evening a car bomb in the town of Suruc on the Syrian-Turkish border adjacent to Kobane –where hundreds of displaced Kurds are based. 

“The security forces discovered the explosive car before an apparent attack,” Mustafa Hamo, a Syrian refugee in Suruc, told ARA News. 

“The car was discovered at around 8:00 P.M. on Saturday by the Turkish authorities where it was loaded with large amount of explosive materials,” Hamo reported. 

“It was parked near a crowed of displaced people from Kobane in the city of Suruc,” the source added.

The Turkish authorities arrested five suspects after engaging in pursuit. The perpetuators were transferred to Urfa Security Directorate, according to Ayoub Pinar Bashi, head of Urfa’s security.

On Friday, a car bomb attack struck a joint checkpoint for Turkish army and police on the outskirts of Suruc leading to the injury of a number of people who were transferred to the governmental hospital of Urfa.

The Turkish security personnel have surrounded the incident area and prevented the entry of civilians to the location, blocking the road to Kuruc’s twin city on the Syrian side of the border, Kobane.


Reporting by: Mohammed Ali Ahmed

Source: ARA News

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