Turkish intelligence says terrorists may attack Russian navy ships in Bosphorus

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Russian Navy ships passing through the Bosphorus strait may be attacked by the Islamic State (IS), local media reported Tuesday, citing a Turkish intelligence service.

IS is allegedly planning to fire rockets at Russian ships, the daily Haberturk newspaper reported.

Istanbul’s security services have stepped up protective measures and are currently monitoring 146 possible points from where the attacks could be carried out in the Bosphorus, according to the newspaper.

Security services will use helicopters and additional coast guard boats for escorting Russian ships through the strait.