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Istanbul: ‘Major’ terrorist attack thwarted

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Turkish police reported that it had arrested two suspected ISIS loyalists on Thursday who were planning on committing a “major attack” similar to the Istanbul restaurant attack that happened early New Years’ day.

Istanbul police raided a suspected ISIS cell in Kağıthane district, located on the European side of the country – arresting two men of Uzbek origins, Turkey’s Anadolu Agency reported.

Police stated that the two men were planning on launching a “major attack” resembling the Reina restaurant attack that left 39 people dead and scores injured, which ISIS took credit for.