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World|justice & crime|April 2, 2024 / 12:57 PM
Citizen of Tajikistan and native of Kyrgyzstan suspected of preparing for terrorist attack detained in Istanbul

AKIPRESS.COM - 37-year-old citizen of Tajikistan Faziljon A. and 41-year-old native of Kyrgyzstan Zulfiya S., who are suspected of preparing for a terrorist attack, were detained in Istanbul, the Hurriyet reports.

According to investigative authorities, the arrested man was a member of the Islamic State. A native of Kyrgyzstan was his accomplice, she was deported from the country.

Law enforcement officers detained both in an apartment in Pendik district. During a search, they found a gendarmerie uniform, a police vest and cap, a walkie-talkie, a weapon holster and a knife. The authorities assumed that the detainees planned to escape after committing the terrorist attack.

The police did not specify where the detainees planned to carry out the terrorist attack. The investigation is establishing the contacts of the citizen of Tajikistan in the Islamic State and his position within this group. It is known that the man's code name was Abu Ismail and he was among the terrorists for a long time.

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