IS suspect killed in police raid SE Turkey

ANKARA, May 19 (KUNA) — A suspected operative of the so-called Islamic State (IS) as a result of an explosion during a counter-terrorism raid in Gaziantep province, southeast Turkey, on Thursday.
The suspect died by deliberately setting off an explosive belt he was wearing, Turkey’s Anadolu Agency (AA) quoted Governor of Gaziantep Ali Yerlikaya as saying.
“Another suspect was captured alive during the raid at around 8:00 p.m. local time (17:00 GMT) in the central district of Sehitkamil,” Yerlikaya said.
“No citizens or security forces were hurt in the operation and the area has been cordoned off,” Yerlikaya noted, adding that that the operation was still ongoing.
Turkey’s southeast has been the scene of significant counter-terrorism operations since December 2015. (end) rs.gb

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