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Turkey detained nine ISIS members including three Russian citizens after deadly blast in Istanbul

Turkish police detained nine Islamic State (ISIS) members during operations across the country, over the bomb attack at the tourist spot in Istanbul that killed 10 and injured 15 people on Tuesday
Turkey detained nine ISIS members including three Russian citizens after deadly blast in Istanbul

Early morning on January 13 Turkish police launched an operation in the southern province of Antalya and detained nine members of ISIS including three Russian citizens, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to the Dogan agency.

Russian TASS information agency said their sources confirm that detained Russian citizens were members of terrorist organizations.

Turkish police reports that it also seized large numbers of organizational documents, shotguns and air guns. Simultaneous operations were also launched on six addresses in the Aegean province of İzmir on Wednesday. Six suspects believed to have recruited militants for IS were detained in the operation.

Also, four people were were arrested by the court in Konya. The suspected IS militants were accused of logistic support and recruitment to the IS, as well as easing crossing to Syria in a bid to join the organization. Digital data and IS-linked documents were seized be police teams.

It should be recalled that on Tuesday January 12, an ISIS suicide bomber killed 10 foreign nationals, mostly German tourists and wounded 15 people after blowing himself up at a tourist spot in Turkey’s capital.