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Two held over Turkey attack plot

Turkish police have arrested two suspected members of so-called Islamic State (IS) over an alleged plot to attack New Years Eve celebrations in Ankara officials say

Police seized suicide vests and explosives during a raid in the Turkish capital according to media reports

The two people being held are Turkish nationals

More than 100 people were killed in a double suicide bombing in Ankara in October that was blamed on IS members

The pair arrested reportedly entered Turkey from Syria and were planning two separate attacks on crowded areas the state-run Anadolu news agency reported

Belgian police have recently also made arrests linked to alleged New Years Eve attack plots though no direct link to IS has yet been confirmed

Two men arrested in Brussels in raids on Sunday and Monday are reportedly members of a motorcycle club called the Kamikaze Riders

Though the group is believed to be linked to Sharia4Belgium a now disbanded radical Islamist group a 2013 investigation found the club had no link to terrorism Belgian TV news website De Redactie reports