Three suspected suicide bombers arrested in Turkey after police ‘foil ISIS plot to attack Istanbul Trans Pride’
- Suicide vests, camouflage outfits and knives found at suspects’ addresses
- The three men, two from Dagestan, have been remanded in custody
- Event already under threat from far-right groups saying they would attack
It is alleged the men, two of whom are said to be from Dagestan, were planning to attack Istanbul’s Trans Pride march, which was held last Sunday, despite being banned by the government.
Police discovered suicide vests, camouflage outfits and knives at the suspects’ addresses in Istanbul.
It is alleged the men, said to be from Dagestan, were planning to attack Istanbul’s Pride march, which was held last Sunday. Pictured: LGBT rights activists hold a rainbow flag during a transgender pride parade
According to Harberler.com, the city’s anti-terror branch directorate arrested the men on Sunday. June 18, just hours before the march was due to take place.
It is alleged the men – who have been detained – were in contact with ISIS in Raqqa, the terror group’s stronghold.