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ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish police detained 19 people in raids on suspected al Qaeda militants on Tuesday, state-run Anatolian news agency said.

The operations took place in five provinces in central and southern Turkey. Police also seized guns and computers from suspected al Qaeda cell houses, Anatolian said.

Security sources were not immediately available for comment.

Islamist radicals have carried out bomb attacks in predominantly Muslim Turkey in the past, most notably in 2003 when al Qaeda militants killed more than 60 people in a series of bombings in Istanbul.