Turkish forces detain 10 DAESH suspects, including suicide bomber

Turkish security forces detain 10 suspected members of DAESH terror organisation at Syrian border, one of whom was carrying explosive vest, security source says

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Turkish security forces find an explosive belt during an operation.

Turkish border guards stopped a suspected DAESH-linked suicide bomber on the Syrian frontier on Tuesday, a security source said.

The potential bomber, who was carrying an explosive belt, was arrested alongside nine other suspected DAESH members in Gaziantep province, the source said on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking publicly.

According to a statement from the provincial governor’s office, the group originally consisted of 13 suspects but three escaped. It said two were injured during their arrest.  

The group had crossed from Syria, the security source added without providing further details.

The Turkish authorities regularly arrest suspected DAESH members in the provinces of Gaziantep and Kilis, which border a region of Syria under the group’s control.

TRTWorld, AA