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Turkey : Five killed in police operation against ISIS sleeper cell operatives

Turkey : Five killed in police operation against ISIS sleeper cell operatives

India Blooms News Service | | 12 Jul 2017, 02:23 pm
Ankara, Jul 12 (IBNS) : Five ISIS fighters were killed in an anti-terror operation in central Turkey's Konya province on Wednesday, media reports said.

The operation, conducted in Konya's Meram district also left four police officers injured, the reports said quoting a statement released by the Konya governor's office.

The officers were immediately brought to nearby hospitals for medical treatment.

Special forces police launched the operation at the house in the Meram district of Konya in the morning after receiving intelligence that the militant cell was planning an attack.

Police sealed off the area and approaching vehicles were searched after the clash, which occurred during raids conducted by police on 10 different addresses in Konya.

Turkey has suffered from a number of attacks by the ISIS  terror group. Such attacks include  the 2015 Ankara train station bombing that killed more than 100 people.