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    19 Daesh militants were arrested in police raid in Turkish city of Gaziantep, according to local governor.

    ANKARA (Sputnik) — A total of 19 Islamic State (ISIL or Daesh) militants were detained in Turkish city of Gaziantep, Gaziantep governor Ali Yerlikaya said Sunday.

    "Nineteen suspects were detained, 15 kilograms of TNT and anti-tank mines were seized," Yerlikaya told journalists.

    Two suicide bombers blow themselves up during a police raid in the city.

    The first suicide attack took place when police officers blocked a group of terrorists in a flat. The second suicide bomber took his own life on a construction site where he was blocked by police, killing no one.

    In September, the US Embassy in Ankara warned about potential terrorist attacks in Gaziantep, targeting the businesses popular with Westerners. In August, the city of Gaziantep already became a target of a terrorist attack, which claimed the lives of 51 people.


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