Turkey’s state-run news agency said Monday that police were searching for three suspected Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants allegedly planning to carry out a “sensational” act in the country that has already been rocked by six suicide bombings since the summer.
The Anadolu Agency, citing unnamed security sources, said the three — identified as Haci Ali Durmaz, Yunus Durmaz and Savas Yildiz — are members of a local cell linked to ISIS and that all provincial police departments had been urged to capture them.
The search comes two days after an ISIS suicide bomber killed himself, two Israeli-Americans, an Israeli and an Iranian on Istanbul’s busiest pedestrian shopping street.
Authorities on Sunday postponed a soccer game between Istanbul rivals Galatasaray and Fenerbahce over an unspecified terror threat. The Istanbul governor’s office said it was canceled following “the assessment of serious intelligence.”