Suspected ISIS "explosive expert" detained in Istanbul, IEDs found in raids
A suspected member of the Islamic State group (ISIS) who allegedly served as an "explosive manufacturing expert" was detained in Istanbul, Turkish state news agency AA reported on Sunday.
The man named A.J.A. was captured in Istanbul's Sultanbeyli district in an operation conducted jointly by the police and the National Intelligence Agency (MIT), AA said, adding that the man was allegedly the designer of bombs used by ISIS in several attacks in Iraq and Syria and that he also provided explosive manufacturing training for members of the group.
Five improvised explosive devices attached to remote control detonators, all ready for use, with trigger buttons and electronic circuits sensitive to light and motion were seized in two houses that were raided in the operation.