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US Embassy emergency shutdown in Turkey – 4 ISIS fighters detained

The U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey. (Screen Shot/Fox News)
March 05, 2018

The U.S. Embassy Ankara in Turkey closed Monday and will be closed Tuesday due to a security threat, and four ISIS terrorists were arrested for allegedly plotting to attack the U.S. Embassy.

Turkish media reported that four ISIS terror suspects were arrested Monday, and that there had been a plot to attack the U.S. Embassy.

“Upon intelligence coming to our units from U.S. sources that terrorist actions could be undertaken targeting the U.S. Embassy and where U.S. citizens are staying, security measures have been reviewed and extra measures have been taken,” the Governor’s Office said, Hurriyet Daily News reported.

The National Intelligence Agency and local authorities detained four Iraqi nationals, the state-run news agency Anadolu Agency reported.

Two suspects were detained while on a bus traveling to Ankara and two suspects were detained in Samsun, a coastal city in northern Turkey, Fox News reported.

The U.S. Embassy said it will “announce its reopening, once it resumes services.”