Turkish police detain 30 in raid against Islamic State: Dogan
People participate in a memorial service for the victims of Saturday's attacks, at the site of the bombings in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Oct. 12, 2015. The twin explosions Saturday ripped through a crowd of activists rallying for increased democracy and an end to violence between Kurdish rebels and Turkish security forces, killing dozens and injuring scores of others, in Turkey's deadliest attack in years. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

ISTANBUL: Turkish police detained about 30 people on Tuesday in a raid against suspected Islamic State militants in the central city of Konya, Dogan News Agency reported.

The sweep comes a day after police launched a series of operations against Islamic State groups, including a raid on more than a dozen houses in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir.

Seven militants were killed and 12 more were captured in that operation.

Turkish authorities have extended operations into suspected Islamic State cells after a double suicide bombing in Ankara that killed more than 100 people, the worst attack of its kind in Turkey’s modern history, was blamed on the militant group.

Last week, President Tayyip Erdogan said Syrian intelligence and Kurdish militants, not only Islamic State, were behind the attack on a rally of pro-Kurdish activists and civic groups.

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