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The media outlet Sabah noted that the militants were receiving instructions from ISIS from Afghanistan.
Turkish police arrested 2 suspected members of the ISIS terrorist organization (self-styled Islamic State, outlawed in Russia) who were planning a terrorist attack in Istanbul on New Year's Eve, 'Sabah' newspaper reported.
"The two suspects, of Uzbek and Tajik nationality, tried to elude police officers who were following them in Istanbul's Basaksehir district a few hours before New Year's Eve on December 31, but managed to shoot them in the wheels of their car," the publication stated.
It indicated that one of the detainees, an explosives expert, was taken into custody, and deportation proceedings were initiated against the Uzbek national.
The media outlet noted that the militants were receiving instructions from ISIS from Afghanistan, and were planning a "bloody" terrorist attack with explosives.