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Over 60 people detained in Turkey on IS involvement suspicion

Over 60 people detained in Turkey on IS involvement suspicion

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Date: 13 January 2016 19:07

Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 13

By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:

Some 68 people were detained on suspicion of being involved in the terrorist group IS (aka “Islamic State”, ISIL or ISIS), Anadolu Agency reported Jan. 13.

The arrests come in the wake of a terrorist attack in Istanbul on Jan. 12, which killed 10 and injured 15.

The individuals were detained during operations in seven Turkish provinces, said the report.

The operations are expected to continue during the day, the agency further said.

On Oct. 10, 2015, as many as 97 people were killed and over 240 people were injured in a terrorist attack in Ankara, which, as Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization said, was carried out by the IS.

Previously, the National Intelligence Organization warned of the possibility of other terrorist attacks in the country.

“Some 20 more suicide bombers are preparing to carry out terrorist attacks in different cities in Turkey,” said the National Intelligence Organization.

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