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Report: Police in Turkey detain 29 in operation targeting al Qaeda

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • People are rounded up in several provinces
  • Authorities are searching for two more people
  • Police confiscated a gun, computer equipment and other material

Istanbul, Turkey (CNN) -- Police in Turkey detained 29 people in an operation targeting the al Qaeda terror network, Turkey's semi-official Anatolian news agency reported on Friday, citing authorities.

The operation, organized by police in Adana two months ago, detained the people in the provinces of Adana, Istanbul, Antalya, and Canakkale and brought them to Adana.

Special operations police were searching for two more people.

Suspects brought to police headquarters in Adana shouted "Allahu Akbar," "they are accusing us because we are Muslims" and "infidels."

During searches of houses and offices, police found a gun, documents, CDs, DVDs, computers and hard discs