Turkey says terrorists planned to bomb US Embassy, synagogue



Al-Qaeda-linked operatives planned to bomb the US Embassy in Ankara, a synagogue in Istanbul and other sites, Turkish police said on Thursday.

Turkish officials uncovered the plot and arrested 12 people — two Chechens, two Azeris and eight Turks — in February.

The police had seized 50 pounds of plastic explosives with detonation systems attached, as well as six laptops and other evidence during a raid on two terrorist cells in Istanbul and Corlu, reported The New York Times.

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