ISIS suicide bomber killed two policemen in Diyarbakir

Turkish officials say investigation has revealed two police officers were killed by an ISIS suicide bomber in Diyarbakir on Monday

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

A Turkish security officer seen during clashes with ISIS terrorists in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir on October 27, 2015.

A statement by Diyarbakir Governorate on Tuesday said that a police investigation has revealed that a ISIS suicide bomber killed two police officers that were reported to have been killed by an explosion in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir.

The governorate informed that the ISIS terrorist blew himself up as police officers tried to enter the house he was in. 

The statement also said a large amount of explosive material belonging to terrorist group were seized during the anti-terror operation on Oct.26. 

During the operation on Monday, police forces detained 15 ISIS terrorists while seven more were killed in armed clashes with security officers in the Kayabasi district of Diyarbakir.

According to the statement, a police search of ISIS hideouts in Diyarbakir also discovered several documents belonging to the terrorist organisation along with two kalashnikov guns, eight pistols, one shotgun, 17 fuses and a large amount of ammunition.

Turkey witnessed its deadliest ever terror attack on Oct. 10 when two terrorists carried out a suicide bombing in Ankara, killing 102 people and injuring 500 others.

Anti-terror operations against ISIS in Turkey have been intensified after one of the suicide bombers responsible for the Ankara attacl was determined to have links with ISIS.

Officials have claimed that although ISIS was the prime suspect, different terrorist organisations threatening the country also collaborated.

As part of continued operations, the police detained more than 50 ISIS suspects on Tuesday in many provinces of Turkey including Konya, Istanbul and Kocaeli.

TRTWorld and agencies