Al Qaeda plotted attack on Turkish Parl: Report

A Turkish newspaper says suspected al Qaeda militants who are accused of planning to attack the US Embassy in Turkey had also plotted to target Turkey`s Parliament.

Last Updated: Dec 09, 2011, 19:22 PM IST

Ankara: A Turkish newspaper says suspected
al Qaeda militants who are accused of planning to attack the
US Embassy in Turkey had also plotted to target Turkey`s
Parliament and a number of churches.

Taraf newspaper, which said it had seen the indictment
against 11 suspects, today reported that the militants were
almost ready to attack the embassy when captured in July, just
ahead of a visit to Turkey by US Secretary of State Hillary
Rodham Clinton.

It says police also seized plans of the Parliament along
with a list of churches as well as names and home addresses of
church staffers in Ankara. Some 700 kilograms of chemicals,
and bomb-making instructions, were also seized.

Police and court officials declined to comment.

PTI