January 13, 2016 / 7:36 AM / 3 years ago

Moscow confirms Russians detained in Turkey over Islamic State links: RIA

Carnations are placed at the explosion site in Sultanahmet square in Istanbul, Turkey, late January 12, 2016. REUTERS/Yagiz Karahan

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s Consulate General in Turkish city of Antalya confirmed that three Russians had been detained over suspected connection to the Islamic State, state news agency RIA reported on Wednesday.

Dogan News Agency reported on Wednesday that Turkish police had detained three Russian nationals following a suicide bomb attack in Istanbul.

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; editing by Maria Kiselyova

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