Turkish police on Monday arrested a Syrian national who entered the country illegally and was carrying explosives to carry out a terrorist attack, security sources said.
In a statement, Mardin police said the suspect was held in the Kiziltepe district.
Around 2 kg of explosives camouflaged in a plaster-like form on the suspect’s left arm, and concealed in a shampoo bottle in the backpack were also seized.
Security forces said the bag was specially designed to carry out a terror attack.
The suspect was later remanded into police custody.
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