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Posts Tagged ‘terror alert’

US Embassy Warned Personnel, Citizens About Impending Attack

Sunday, March 13th, 2016

The U.S. Embassy in Turkey issued a security warning two days before a bomb-laden car exploded in central Ankara at around 6:35 pm Sunday night, sending flames shooting so high the smoke could be seen from 2.5 kilometers away.

The American Embassy had warned about a potential plot to attack Turkish government buildings and housing in an Ankara neighborhood, according to international media.

The embassy warned U.S. citizens to avoid those areas, according to the report.

At least 27 people were killed and 75 others were wounded after a car packed with explosives detonated between two passenger buses in Ankara’s Kizilay Square, a central transportation, commercial and entertainment center. Numerous vehicles were ignited and burst into flames at the scene. Several buses also were partly burned or completely incinerated.

The area was quickly evacuated as a precaution against a second attack, according to the Turkish Hurriyet Daily News site. Wounded victims were rushed to 10 different hospitals across the city, according to CNN Türk.

No organization has publicly taken responsibility for the attack.

However, Turkish officials said initial findings suggest the Kurdistan Workers’ Party terrorist organization (PKK) or a PKK-affiliated terrorist organization carried out the attack.

Hana Levi Julian

Saudi Arabia Posts Alert of Possible Terror Attack on Aramco and Malls

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Saudi Arabia has posted an alert of a possible terror attack on Aramco’s oil facilities and malls in the capital of Riyadh, Bloomberg News reported Monday morning.

“We have informed security forces to be on alert and to take any necessary security procedures [against] a possible terrorist attack attempt,” spokesman General Mansour al-Turki told the newspaper by phone.

Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest oil suppliers. Like all other Muslim countries in the Middle East, it has been faced with an increasing number of terror plots even before the kingdom attacked Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen.

Security was beefed up at the Kingdom Center office-mall complex last week.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Coastal Highway 2 Closed in Terror Alert

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

Highway 2, also known as the “Coastal Highway”, was shut down near Netanya, at noon, following an intelligence report of a potential terrorist attack, according to Reshet Bet.

The intelligence indicated that Arab terrorists were on a bus to Hadera, in order to perpetrate a suicide bomb attack in the city.

During their search, police caught 2 illegal Palestinian Authority Arabs on a bus and arrested them.

It was determined that they were not connected to the potential attack and they were subsequently released.

Police also put up roadblocks in this area on Thursday.

Coastal Highway 2 has since been reopened, and the traffic jams are opening up.

Jewish Press News Briefs

IDF Closes Eilat Airport to Arriving Planes

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

The IDF has ordered the immediate closure of the Eilat Airport to incoming flights but is allowing planes to leave.

The military did not explain the order except to say that the decision was made “following an evaluation of the situation.”

Jewish Press News Briefs

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