Turkish police kill five ISIS militants during operation in Konya

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - Turkish police killed five suspected ISIS militants in a raid on a house in the city of Konya early on Wednesday morning, officials said.

Konya's governorate officials said special forces police launched the operation at the house in the Meram district of Konya, in central Turkey.

Four police officers were slightly wounded.

“Five Kalashnikov rifles, a pistol and a large amount of ammunition were seized during the raid on the house,” said the officials, adding they were planning a terror attack in the county.

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

ISIS in the past carried out gun and bomb attacks in Turkey.

In recent years, thousands of foreign militants had joined the terrorist group in their self-proclaimed caliphate in Syria and Iraq.

Ankara has detained more than 5,000 suspected ISIS militants and deported some 3,290 suspected foreign militants from 95 different countries in recent years, according to Turkish officials.


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