34 people detained with explosives at Turkey’s Syrian border

Turkish military detains 34 people with explosives and suicide vests at Turkey’s Syrian border

Photo by: AA (Archive)
Photo by: AA (Archive)

Several suspected DAESH terrorists have been detained by Turkish security forces in recent months

Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) detained 34 people and seized up to 15 kg of explosives and four suicide-bomber vests as they tried to enter Turkey from Syria, Turkish media reported the army as saying on Wednesday.

The reports indicated that the group, consisting of four men, 10 women and 20 children, was detained on Tuesday night in the Oguzeli district of southeastern Gaziantep province, across the border from an area controlled by DAESH terrorist group.

Turkey's efforts against DAESH terrorist group have been intensified after a DAESH suicide attack on July 20, 2015 which killed 34 people in the southeastern town of Suruc.

Turkish security forces have detained thousands of suspected DAESH militants and seized great number of explosives since then.

Following the DAESH suicide bombing in Ankara, Turkish security forces seized 2,5 tonnes of ammonium nitrate and other explosive materials, which are used in bomb making in suspected houses and storages in Gaziantep.

The bombing killed 103 people and injured more than 500 in Turkey’s capital of Ankara on Oct 10.

TRTWorld, Reuters