Thu, 15 Apr 2021

ISTANBUL, March 3 (Xinhua) -- Turkish police on Wednesday detained 10 foreigners in Istanbul for their suspected ties to the Islamic State, local media reported.

Simultaneous operations were carried out at 16 addresses to capture those allegedly involved in conducting activities in the city on behalf of the group, the state-run Anadolu agency reported.

The suspects, whose nationalities were not immediately clear, have been in conflict areas in Iraq and Syria for quite some time, the agency said.

Several organizational documents and digital materials were also seized during the raids, it added.

Authorities were still seeking six more suspects, according to the report.

The Islamic State has conducted a spate of deadly attacks in Turkey since 2015. Turkey's anti-terror teams in response have intensified their raids against the group.

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