Suicide Bomber Kills Three Police In Turkey

At least three people have been killed, and a further eight wounded, after a suicide bomber detonated explosives during a police raid, in southern Turkey.

A suicide bomber killed three police officers and wounded at least nine people in the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep on Sunday during a police raid on a suspected Islamic State safehouse, a local official and security sources said.

The bomber detonated explosives as police raided the house in the Besyuzevler neighborhood of the city, some 40 km (25 miles) from the Syrian border, Abdullah Nejat Kocer, a local member of parliament from the ruling AK Party, told reporters.

A second suicide bomber detonated explosives during another police raid related to the same investigation at an apartment in the city’s Gazikent suburb, but no other people were killed, a police official at the scene said.

That blast blew the front wall out of the building, according to a Reuters witness.

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