ANKARA, Turkey – A Turkish official says authorities have detained six suspected Islamic State militants who were allegedly planning to carry out attacks in the central Turkish city of Konya.
Gov. Muammer Erol says Saturday that the six — all foreign nationals — were detained in Konya late 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 Islamic State militants.
Most recently, a suicide attack in a busy pedestrian street in Istanbul killed four tourists on March 19.