MARDIN, Turkey

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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