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Turkey Detains 9 Alleged Islamic State Militants Planning Attack

Authorities in Turkey's southern province of Gaziantep have detained nine alleged Islamic State (IS) militants suspected of planning a suicide bomb attack on the offices of a political party in Istanbul.

The provincial governor's office said late on November 3 that two of the suspects were detained on October 30 after a car chase in the city of Gaziantep.

The seven others were detained in subsequent police raids.

Grenades, explosives, and weapons were also seized.

The governor's office said the group planned to create "fear and chaos" prior to parliamentary elections on November 1.

Prosecutors have said there was strong evidence that an IS cell in Gaziantep carried out a spate of bombings culminating in last month's double suicide attack that killed more than 100 people in Ankara.

Based on reporting by Reuters and AP