Two police, four suspected militants die in shootout in Turkey

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By Euronews  with AFP
Two police, four suspected militants die in shootout in Turkey

At least four 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 a number of houses at dawn.

There are reports of intense gunfire continuing in the area.

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.