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2 ISIS suspects held at Istanbul airport

AFP
Published : Jul 5, 2016, 12:25 am IST
Updated : Jul 5, 2016, 12:25 am IST

Two suspected ISIS jihadists have been detained at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport, the Dogan news agency reported, less than a week after it was hit by a triple suicide attack.

Two suspected ISIS jihadists have been detained at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport, the Dogan news agency reported, less than a week after it was hit by a triple suicide attack.

Dogan said the two suspects held late Sunday were Kyrgyz nationals, identifying them only by their initials, K.V and F.M.I, aged 25 and 35 respectively.

The police found night-vision binoculars and military-style clothes in their suitcases, the agency said, along with two passports in different names.

They were questioned by anti-terror police in Istanbul. It was not clear whether they had been leaving or arriving at the airport.

Meanwhile, 17 suspects were due to appear in a Turkish court on Monday, state media said, in connection with last week’s suicide bombing attack on Istanbul’s main airport that killed 45 people and wounded hundreds.

The suspects, 11 of them foreigners, were expected in court after being questioned by the police, state-run Anadolu Agency reported. The court will decide whether to jail them pending trial or release them, it said.

Thirteen other suspects, three of them foreigners, were remanded by a court on Sunday pending trial. The triple suicide bombing at Istanbul Ataturk Airport on Tuesday is believed to be ISIS’ work.

Location: Turkey, Istanbul