Turkey detains four Islamic State suspects

By REUTERS
February 9, 2017 15:48

 
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ISTANBUL - Turkish police have detained four Islamic State suspects who were believed to be planning attacks in Turkey, along with suicide belts and explosives, a provincial governor's office said on Thursday.

The arrests come after the biggest round-up targeting the jihadist group in Turkey last weekend, when 748 suspects were detained.

"Information was obtained indicating that some group members were going to carry out sensational attacks in our country in line with orders from senior members in Syria," the Gaziantep governor's office said in a written statement.

It said that in subsequent operations four suspects were detained, one of them already sought over terrorist group membership. No details were provided on their identity.

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