Turkmenistan prevents terror attack on ferry set to sail from Turkmenbashi to Baku

Tue 12 September 2017 10:20 GMT | 14:20 Local Time

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Turkmenistan’s special service agencies prevented a terrorist attack at the port of Turkmenbashi on August 28.

The attackers—two brothers who are citizens of Turkmenistan—tried to carry explosives on board the cargo-passenger ferry "Bakhtiyar", which was to sail from Turkmenbashi to Baku, AzVision.az reported citing Chronicles of Turkmenistan publication, according to 

According to information, the brothers had tickets to different places and planned to carry explosives in pieces to assemble them once they board the ferry.

There were about 170 passengers as well trucks of Turkish companies with their crews on the ferry.

Chronicles of Turkmenistan suggests that the intelligence services were aware of the terrorist plan.




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