Turkish police have detained six suspected pro-Chechen militants who were reportedly trying to learn from other Islamic extremists how to make bombs, the Anatolia news agency reported Tuesday.
Police detained the six as part of a crackdown on Islamic militants in Istanbul and seized several electronic devices as well as diagrams showing how to make a bomb ignition switch, the agency said. The group is also suspected of collecting bomb-making material.
It was not clear when the six were detained. The suspects told police they were intending to take the material to Chechnya to fight Russian forces, Anatolia reported.