posted on May, 3 2004 @ 03:41 AM
Twenty five people, described as Islamic militants, have been detained by Turkish officials in the Bursa province. They are accused of plotting to
bomb the NATO summit in Istanbul next month, which will be attended by President George Bush.
Police confiscated guns, explosives, bomb-making equipment, and more than 4,000 CDs containing training and instruction from Osama bin Laden.
The suspects are believed to be affiliated with Al Qaeda and are a part of the Ansar al-Islam group. They planned to flee to Iraq if the bombing was
successfully carried out.
The summit, taking place on June 27 and 28, marks the formal induction of Romania, Bulgaria, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Slovenia and Slovakia into
[Edited on 3-5-2004 by Banshee]