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Several die in Diyarbakir dawn raid


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Several die in Diyarbakir dawn raid

At least seven suspected ISIL militants and two police officers have been killed during a series of police raids in Turkey.

Eyewitnesses say the police are trying to make safe an address in a suburb of Diyarbakir after a raid at dawn.

Eyewitnesses say the fighting continued over a period of time in the majority Kurd city in the south east of the country.

The police raided more than a dozen houses at dawn in the Kayapinar district. Four police officers have been wounded and three alleged militants arrested.

There were reports of intense gunfire continuing in the area.

*Police crackdown follows Ankara bombings

The Turkish authorities have launched a crackdown on alleged militants over the last two weeks.

A number have been arrested, including four in connection with the recent suicide bomb attacks on a peace march in the centre of Ankara in which more than 100 people died.

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