Turkey seizes suicide vests, explosives near Syria

Orient Net - Agencies 2016-02-10 11:06:00

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Turkish military officials have stopped a group of 34 people at the border with Syria and seized luggage containing four suicide vests and explosives, Anadolu Agency said.

Anadolu Agency, citing unnamed security sources Wednesday, said four men, 10 women and 20 children were stopped near the town of Oguzeli, in Gaziantep province. It wasn’t clear when they were detained, but Anadolu said that security forces had acted on a tip about plans to smuggle explosives across the border.

The luggage contained up to 15 kilograms (33 pounds) of explosives, Associated Press reported.

There was no information on the nationalities of those detained.

An investigation is underway, Anadolu Agency added.