Turkish Anti-Terror Forces Arrest 12 Daesh Suspects After Policeman Stabbing

© AP Photo / Mahir Alan/Dha-DepoTurkish anti-terrorism police break a door during an operation to arrest people over alleged links to the Islamic State group, in Adiyaman, southeastern Turkey, early Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017
Turkish anti-terrorism police break a door during an operation to arrest people over alleged links to the Islamic State group, in Adiyaman, southeastern Turkey, early Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017 - Sputnik International
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Turkish police detained 12 people on suspicion of supporting the Daesh terror group (outlawed in numerous countries) in Istanbul, after a police officer was stabbed by a suspected Daesh member on Sunday, local media reported Monday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Early on Sunday, Istanbul counterterrorism police arrested a man suspected of preparing a bomb attack, later taking him to Istanbul Police Headquarters. The suspect used a knife to attack one of the police officers, who was taken to a hospital where he eventually succumbed to his injuries. The suspect was shot dead by other police officers.

Istanbul police (File) - Sputnik International
Suspected Daesh Terrorist Killed After Fatally Wounding Police Officer in Turkey

According to the Daily Sabah newspaper, security forces raided many addresses in two districts of Istanbul and arrested 12 Daesh suspects. Those detained are being held in custody in one of the city's police stations.

Over the past few years, Turkey has been hit by a series of deadly terrorist attacks committed by the Daesh, including the assault on the Reina nightclub in Istanbul on January 1, which resulted in the deaths of 39 people, including over 20 foreigners. The country's security forces have made attempts to prevent attacks by carrying out a massive anti-terror operation, with new suspects being detained each week.

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