Turkish authorities said they had detained three Russian nationals suspected of having links with Islamic State following a suicide bomb attack in Istanbul that killed 10 tourists.
Media reports said on Wednesday in Istanbul that a suicide bomber thought to have crossed recently from Syria killed nine Germans and one Peruvian tourist on Tuesday in Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet Square, a major tourist draw, in an attack Turkey blamed on Islamic State.
It said 15 people were also hurt in the attack.
Russia’s Consulate General in the Mediterranean city of Antalya said three Russians had been detained over suspected connection with Islamic State.
Police said they also seized documents and CDs during a search of the premises where the suspects were staying.