Two police, four suspected militants die in shootout in Turkey

Two police, four suspected militants die in shootout in Turkey
By Euronews with AFP
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At least four suspected ISIL militants and two police officers have been killed during a series of police raids in Turkey. Eyewitnesses say the

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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 in Diyarbakir told the police was still clearing explosives, traps inside the ISIS house at 11 am after the deadly raid.

— Ayla Albayrak (@aylushka_a) 26 Octobre 2015

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

7 ISIS members were killed, 3 detained alive in clash following police raid into ISIS cell in Diyarbakır this morning — Doğan News Agency

— Ayla Albayrak (@aylushka_a) 26 Octobre 2015

Diyarbakir police say fighting is still continuing with suspected ISIS militants. “More than 4 IS& 2 police killed” pic.twitter.com/qdWwa3adJo

— Güney Yıldız (@guneyyildiz) 26 Octobre 2015

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.

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