Turkey arrests nine alleged Islamic State members preparing attack

Nine alleged members of Islamic State believed to have been preparing a suicide bomb attack on a political party’s offices in Istanbul have been remanded in custody by a court in southeast Turkey, the local governor’s office said. Police detained two of the suspects after a brief car chase in the southeastern Turkish city of Gaziantep on Friday and seven more suspects were detained in subsequent police raids, the Gaziantep governor’s office said in a statement dated Tuesday. “The group members were caught with the vehicles, grenades, explosives and weapons they were going to use in the attack. Bloody attacks aimed at creating an atmosphere of fear and chaos before the parliamentary elections were prevented,” it said.

via ynetnews.com

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