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Soldiers kill four suspected militants day before G-20

Published:Saturday | November 14, 2015 | 12:41 PM
A Turkish police officer secures the area as the place carrying Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Antalya, Turkey, yesterday for today's start of the G-20 summit.


ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkish soldiers killed four suspected Islamic State militants yesterday and authorities detained 11 people demonstrators a day before leaders of the G-20 group of economic powerhouses meet for a summit overshadowed by the slaughter in Paris.

The Anadolu Agency said two cars believed to be carrying IS militants approached an armoured military vehicle, ignored warnings to stop and opened fire on the soldiers. The soldiers responded, killing four militants inside one of the cars; the second car escaped.

The incident occurred close to a military border outpost some 700 kilometres (more than 400 miles) east of the Mediterranean coastal resort where United States President Barack Obama and other leaders of the world's top 20 economies will meet today and tomorrow. Some of the leaders began arriving on yesterday.

Police arrested four demonstrators outside a domestic flights terminal at Antalya airport, near the conference venue.

Seven other demonstrators were detained in Istanbul after protesting outside the German and British consulates.