IS suspect blows himself up during police raid in Turkey

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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.