Six suspected is militants detained in Turkey raid

Six suspected is militants detained in Turkey raid

Authorities in Turkey have detained six suspected Islamic State (IS) militants who were allegedly planning to carry out attacks in the city of Konya.

Governor Muammer Erol said on Saturday that the six - all foreign nationals - were detained in Konya on 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.

Turkey has been rocked by six deadly suicide-bomb attacks since July - four of them blamed on IS militants.

Most recently, a suicide attack in a busy pedestrian street in Istanbul killed four tourists on March 19.

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