ISTANBUL – A Turkish official says a suspected Islamic State militant blew himself up during a police raid in the southeastern city of Gaziantep.
Gaziantep Governor Ali Yerlikaya told the state-run Anadolu Agency another suspect was taken alive late Thursday during the counter-terrorism operation.
"No citizens or security forces were hurt in the incident," Yerlikaya added. He gave no details on the identity or nationality of the IS suspects.
Turkey has witnessed a series of suicide bombings linked to IS and Kurdish militants in recent months.
The NATO member is part of the U.S.-led coalition against IS and is also facing renewed conflict with Kurdish rebels in the southeast.
Thursday was a national holiday in Turkey and police had issued a warning over possible IS attacks.