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Turkish Police Detain Suspected al-Qaida Members

Turkish media report police have detained nearly 30 people suspected of links to the al-Qaida terror network.

Turkey's state news agency, Anatolia, quoted a local governor as saying 28 suspects were nabbed in simultaneous operations in several districts of Eskisehir province Thursday. Governor Mehmet Kiliclar said they are now being questioned by police.

In January this year, a suspected al-Qaida terrorist was killed, and three were captured, in a shootout with police during a robbery attempt in Istanbul.

Al-Qaida was blamed for a series of bomb attacks in Istanbul that killed more than 60 people in 2003.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP.