Turkey detains three Russians over suspected DAESH links

Three Russian nationals detained by Turkish police over suspected links with DAESH terrorist group

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Turkish police officers took one of the suspects to the police department in Turkey's southern province of Antalya on Jan. 13, 2016.

Three Russian nationals on Wednesday were detained by Turkish security officers over the suspected links with DAESH terrorist groups in Turkey’s southern province of Antalya.

The detentions came one day after suicide bomb attack that targeted Istanbul’s Sultanahmet Square on Tuesday. The attack killed 10 civilians and injured 15 others.

Speaking to the press after the bombing, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced that Sultanahmet suicide bomber was affiliated with DAESH terrorist group.

Meanwhile, Russian Consulate General in Antalya city of Turkey confirmed that three Russians had been detained over suspected links with DAESH, state news agency RIA reported.

Turkey has recently faced violent attacks by various groups including the PKK, DHKP-C and DAESH terrorist organisations.

In October 2015, 103 people were killed in a twin suicide bomb attack in Turkey's capital Ankara while in another attack 34 people were killed in a blast in the Suruc district of Turkey's southeastern Sanliurfa Province, which borders Syria, on July 20, 2015.

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