Terrorist attacks foiled against U.S. Embassy, synagogues and churches in Istanbul

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Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 28 / Trend A.Taghiyeva /

As a result of a special operation of the country's security forces, 11 members of the Al Qaeda terrorist organisation have been detained in Istanbul, Sabah newspaper said.

It was reported that the terrorists planned to launch terrorist attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Turkey, as well as in a number of synagogues and churches in the country.

Some 22 kilogrammes of explosives, five guns and five handguns were seized from the detained terrorists. An investigation was launched over the case.

Earlier this month an attack took place on the U.S. Embassy in Ankara. An explosion occurred at the embassy entrance on February 1. The explosion killed an embassy security guard and one visitor was injured. The explosion leader, a member of the Marxist terrorist group Turkish People's Liberation Party-Front, Ecevit Shanli was also killed.

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