Turkish police kill two suspected Islamic State members planning attack on Ankara

Ankara: Turkish police on Sunday killed two suspected members of the Islamic State jihadist group in Ankara.

The suspects were believed to have been planning an attack on the capital, the regional governor said.

Representational image. AP

Representational image. AP

The two were killed during a police operation on their residence in the Etimesgut district of Ankara after a gunfight with officers, state-run news agency Anadolu quoted regional governor Ercan Topaca as saying.

The raid was launched on the basis of testimony from a suspected Azerbaijani Islamic State member who was detained by Istanbul police after allegedly driving the two men to Ankara.

“This (police) operation was quickly planned after this suspect said they and the two others he left in Ankara were Islamic State members and planning an attack,” Topaca said.

He said police opened fire after the two suspects themselves fired on the security forces.

After “neutralising” the two men, guns and hand grenades were found, Topaca said.

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