Turkey says 2 policemen were killed by suicide bomber

Two policemen who died while storming a suspected Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group cell in a city in southeast Turkey were killed by a suicide bomber, Turkish authorities said on Tuesday.
Police raided a house used by the extremists in Diyarbakir city on Monday, triggering a clash that left the two policemen and seven ISIL militants dead. About 15 suspected ISIL militants were detained and the government labeled the raid as an important blow to an ISIL cell in Turkey.
Authorities initially said the officers died from booby-trap bombs while breaking down the door. But a statement released Tuesday by the regionand’s governorand’s office said: andquotTwo policemen were martyred and five security force members were injured during the operation as a result of a suicide bomber blowing himself [or herself] up.andquot
Bomb-making materials and arms were seized during the raid, the statement added.
It was not clear if he or she was among a group of suspects which police have named as possible suicide attackers planning to carry out bombings in Turkey.
Turkey stepped up operations against the ISIL following two suicide bombings of a peace rally in Ankara on Oct. 10, which killed 102 people. The government came under intense criticism for failing to prevent the attack and media reports have said one of the bombers was known to authorities as a possible suicide attacker.