Breaking: ISIS Suicide Bomber Arrested – Was Planning Attack On US Consulate

A Syrian man, Mohammed Raghil al-Hardani, was arrested for planning a suicide mission on the US consulate in Istanbul.
The ISIS bomber was traveling to meet with bomb-makers when he was arrested.

The Express Tribune reported:

Turkey has arrested an alleged member of the Islamic State (IS) extremist group suspected of planning a suicide attack on the US consulate in Istanbul, media reported on Tuesday.

The man, a Syrian national named in the Turkish reports as Mohammed Raghil al-Hardani, was detained at the bus station in the southern city of Kahramanmaras and then remanded in custody by a local court.

Al-Hardani had been seeking to travel from Kahramanmaras to the southern city of Gaziantep to join a IS bomb-making cell, the Dogan news agency reported. He was then planning to travel from there to Istanbul to carry out the attack.

Dogan said that police had trailed the suspect to Kahramanmaras from the northern city of Samsun.

Intelligence about the planned attack prompted the partial closure of the consulate for one day last week, the official Anatolia news agency said.

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