Istanbul police raid 140 addresses including ISIS, PKK in dawn operation, one terrorist killed

DAILY SABAH
ISTANBUL
Published 24.07.2015 00:00
Updated 24.07.2015 10:43
Istanbul police raid 140 addresses including ISIS, PKK in dawn operation, one terrorist killed

Istanbul Police Department's Counter Terrorism Division teams launched operations targeting 140 addresses early on Friday. The raids were carried out by 5,000 police officers including 2,000 riot-squad officers in 26 districts of Istanbul.

The raid came shortly after the recent terror incidents in Turkey's south-eastern provinces which killed multiple civilians and law enforcement officers. The police is targeting suspects believed to be linked to terror organizations such as ISIS, PKK and DHKPC.

During a raid at an address in Istanbul's Bağcılar district, a member of the DHKPC terror organization opened fire on the police from inside the building. Police neutralized the terrorist who was identified as a female and seized her weapon.

Operations are continuing across the city.

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