Two IS sus­pects de­tained at Is­tan­bul air­port

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Two sus­pected Is­lamic State ji­hadists have been de­tained at Is­tan­bul’s Ataturk air­port, the Do­gan news agency re­ported, less than a week after it was hit by a triple sui­cide at­tack.

Do­gan said the two sus­pects held late on Sun­day were Kyr­gyz na­tion­als, iden­ti­fy­ing them only by their ini­tials, K.V. and F.M.I., aged 25 and 35 re­spec­tively.

Po­lice found night-vi­sion binoc­u­lars and mil­i­tary-style clothes in their suit­cases, the agency said, along with two pass­ports in dif­fer­ent names.

They were ques­tioned by anti-ter­ror po­lice in Is­tan­bul. It was not clear whether they had been leav­ing or ar­riv­ing at the air­port.

Their de­ten­tion came as 13 sus­pects, in­clud­ing three for­eign­ers, were charged Sun­day over the June 28 gun and sui­cide bomb as­sault at the air­port that killed 45 peo­ple in­clud­ing 19 for­eign­ers.

Of­fi­cials be­lieve the Is­lamic State group was be­hind the at­tack, the worst in a se­ries to hit Turkey’s biggest city this year.

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