Turkish military says detains ten Islamic State militants near Syria border

Reuters News
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Posted: Mar 22, 2016 1:19 PM

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish security forces detained ten Islamic State militants near the border with Syria on Tuesday, one of them wearing an explosive device, the military said in a statement.

The men were trying to enter Turkey from Syria through illegal routes, the military said. It released a picture showing a dismantled explosive device.

Islamic State claimed responsibility for suicide bomb attacks on Brussels airport and a rush-hour metro train in the Belgian capital on Tuesday which killed at least 30 people. Turkey has also blamed the group for a suicide bombing in Istanbul which killed four people on Saturday.

(Writing by Ece Toksabay; Editing by Nick Tattersall)