Two police officers, seven ISIL militants killed in major operation in southeastern Turkey

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Two police officers and seven Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants were killed on Oct. 26 in an operation in Turkey’s southeastern Diyarbakır province.

Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş told reporters in Istanbul that 12 ISIL militants were captured in the operation while five police officers were wounded.

The operation was launched against an ISIL cell house in the Huzurevler neighborhood of Diyarbakır’s Kayapınar district.

Police special operations teams also joined the operation, which started at around 4:00 a.m. on Oct. 26.

During the operation, six police officers were wounded when gunfire opened from the house.

Two of the officers were transferred to a nearby hospital and succumbed to their wounds during treatment.

Meanwhile, seven ISIL militants were killed and three were apprehended by the police.

Turkey has stepped up anti-terror operations against ISIL after a terrorist attack carried out by two ISIL suicide bombers killed 102 people in Ankara on Oct. 10.

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