Turkish police capture 8 more al-Qaida suspects

Police on Thursday captured eight more suspected al-Qaida militants, CNN-Turk television reported, raising the number of suspects caught in the recent sweep against the group to 19. The eight were detained in Ankara, the television reported, without giving any other details. Police officials could not immediately be reached for comment on the report. On Wednesday, police in Istanbul detained 11 suspected militants who were allegedly planning to stage terrorist attacks in the city. Police have provided no details about the suspects' identities or about the target of their alleged plot.