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Newsline: Turkey arrests suspected IS militant over planned U.S. consulate attack

Turkish authorities arrested a suspected Islamic State militant on Tuesday for allegedly planning a suicide attack on the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul, Dogan news agency said. The suspected militant was of Syrian origin and was detained in Kahramanmaras, a province near the Syrian border, Dogan said. Turkey has been on high alert after more than 100 people were killed by two suicide bombers in the capital Ankara in October. A similar attack at a town near the Syrian border in July left 33 dead. Last week, the consulate cancelled its services or a day, citing information about a possible security threat. This week, the U.S. Embassy in Ankara said it would scale back its services on Monday and Tuesday due to a possible security threat.

http://news.yahoo.com/turkey-arrests-suspected-militant-dogan-news-agency-162433939.html

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