Sunday, April 23, 2006

Turkey arrests 'al Qaeda' suspects

Turkish police have arrested six suspected al-Qaeda members they say were planning a series of attacks.

The six, five Turks and a foreign national, were detained in the southeastern city of Gaziantep in a raid on a house, the Anatolia news agency reported.

It did not say when the raid took place, but said police had been watching the group for some time.

One of the men, whom Anatolia identified as Fahad Abdurrahman El Cakmak, had travelled to Pakistan and Afghanistan, the report said.

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