Turkey Detains 6 IS Militants for Suspected Attacks Plan

April 23, 2016 10:09 AM

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A Turkish official says authorities have detained six suspected Islamic State militants who were allegedly planning to carry out attacks in the central Turkish city of Konya.

Gov. Muammer Erol says Saturday that the six — all foreign nationals — were detained in Konya late Friday. He said the group was "in pursuit of attacks" against Turkish government officials visiting Konya or at "strategic" locations in the city. He did not give their nationalities.

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