Three suspected terrorists held in Bulgaria

Sofia, Feb 15 (IANS) At least three suspected terrorists were arrested in Bulgaria as they tried to leave the country illegally near the border with Turkey, officials said on Monday.

The suspects, arrested last Tuesday, made an attempt to go to Syria via Turkey, with the intention of joining the Islamic State (IS), Xinhua quoted the Bulgarian Ministry of Interior and the Prosecutor’s Office as saying in a joint statement.

According to the statement, the three suspects were believed to be Syrian citizens, and had refugee status granted by Germany. They left Germany in early 2016 and arrived in Bulgaria on February 6 via Greece.

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