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Turkey detains 54 IS suspects in Istanbul: report

AFP  |  Istanbul 

have detained dozens of suspected members of Islamic State in a crackdown on the extremist group in Istanbul, the private agency reported today.

Counter-terror police raided 19 addresses in over a dozen districts late on Monday, detaining 54 suspects who taken for interrogation at the city's police headquarters, it said.

Police suspect they were planning to travel to neighbouring

staged multiple crackdowns on the jihadist group which has been blamed for a series of attacks including one at an elite nightclub over New Year 2017 which claimed 39 lives.

In April, police detained four key IS members including a so-called in charge of Syria's province.

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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 14:20 IST