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Report: Turkish security forces kill 2 IS militants

  • A young girl joins family members and friends during funeral prayers for Gulsen Bahadir, 28, a Turkish Airlines (THY) flight attendant killed Tuesday at the blasts at Ataturk airport, in Istanbul, Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Suicide attackers killed dozens and wounded more than 140 at Istanbul's busy Ataturk Airport late Tuesday, the latest in a series of bombings to strike Turkey in recent months. Turkish authorities have banned distribution of images relating to the Ataturk airport attack within Turkey.(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel) TURKEY OUT

    A young girl joins family members and friends during funeral prayers for Gulsen Bahadir, 28, a Turkish Airlines (THY) flight attendant killed Tuesday at the blasts at Ataturk airport, in Istanbul, Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Suicide attackers killed dozens and wounded more than 140 at Istanbul's busy Ataturk Airport late Tuesday, the latest in a series of bombings to strike Turkey in recent months. Turkish authorities have banned distribution of images relating to the Ataturk airport attack within Turkey.(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel) TURKEY OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Mourners carry the coffin of Muhammed Eymen Demirci, killed Tuesday at the blasts in Istanbul's Ataturk airport, during the funeral in Istanbul's Basaksehir neighbourhood, Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Demirci was 25 years old and worked for ground services at the airport. Suicide attackers killed dozens and wounded scores of others at the busy airport late Tuesday, the latest in a series of bombings to strike Turkey in recent months. Turkish authorities have banned distribution of images relating to the Ataturk airport attack within Turkey. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) TURKEY OUT

    Mourners carry the coffin of Muhammed Eymen Demirci, killed Tuesday at the blasts in Istanbul's Ataturk airport, during the funeral in Istanbul's Basaksehir neighbourhood, Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Demirci was 25 years old and worked for ground services at the airport. Suicide attackers killed dozens and wounded scores of others at the busy airport late Tuesday, the latest in a series of bombings to strike Turkey in recent months. Turkish authorities have banned distribution of images relating to the Ataturk airport attack within Turkey. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) TURKEY OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Relatives mourn as they gather around the Turkish flag-draped coffin of Habibullah Sefer, one of the victims killed Tuesday at the blasts in Istanbul's Ataturk airport, during the funeral in Istanbul, Thursday, June 30, 2016. Suicide attackers killed dozens and wounded scores of others at the busy airport late Tuesday, the latest in a series of bombings to strike Turkey in recent months. Turkish authorities have banned distribution of images relating to the Ataturk airport attack within Turkey. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    Relatives mourn as they gather around the Turkish flag-draped coffin of Habibullah Sefer, one of the victims killed Tuesday at the blasts in Istanbul's Ataturk airport, during the funeral in Istanbul, Thursday, June 30, 2016. Suicide attackers killed dozens and wounded scores of others at the busy airport late Tuesday, the latest in a series of bombings to strike Turkey in recent months. Turkish authorities have banned distribution of images relating to the Ataturk airport attack within Turkey. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)  (The Associated Press)

A Turkish news report says security forces have killed two suspected Islamic State militants at the border with Syria.

Private NTV television said Thursday the two Syrian nationals "were neutralized" after they ignored security forces warnings, but provided no further details. It was not immediately clear if they were trying to cross illegally into Turkey.

NTV, without citing any sources, said one of the two militants was wanted by Turkey on suspicion that he would carry out suicide attacks in the capital Ankara or in the southern city of Adana.

The reported incident comes days after suspected IS militants attacked Istanbul's busiest airport with gunfire and bombs Tuesday, killing 42 people and wounding more than 230 others.