Two Turkish police killed in clash with ISIS in Diyarbakir

ISIS terrorists kill two policemen in clash during anti-terror operation in Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakir

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Policemen seen during an anti-terror operation against ISIS terrorists overnight on Monday in Diyarbakir province of Turkey.

ISIS terrorists killed two policemen in a major clash that occurred during an anti-terror operation of Turkish security forces in Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakir early on Monday.

Four police officers were reported injured during the armed clash while seven ISIS terrorists are reported killed. 

Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus confirmed that, "seven ISIS militants were killed, 12 of them seized alive while five police officers have been injured." 

The operation was launched after the police had received an information of a cell house belonging to ISIS terrorists in Kayabasi district of Diyarbakir. 

Security forces reported that the operations in the region still continue.

The two policemen were injured by the initial fires of the terrorists and taken to a local hospital.

Despite all efforts, the policemen were not be able to saved.

The names of the fallen police officers were confirmed as Gokhan Cakici and Sadik Ozkan. 

Turkish security forces have recently conducted numerous operations in several provinces against ISIS, detaining a number of suspects as the nation tries to recover from the most deadly terror attack in the history of the country which took place in the capital city of Ankara on Oct. 10.

The twin suicide bombings in Ankara, targeting a march organised by leftist labour unions, killed 102 people and injured 500 others.

Officials have noted of a strong lead that the suicide bombers have had links with ISIS.



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