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Turkish Police Kill Terrorist Trying to Attack Gov't Intel Agency - Reports

© REUTERS / Sertac KayarMembers of the Turkish police special forces secure a street (File)
Members of the Turkish police special forces secure a street (File) - Sputnik International
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A would-be suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt and allegedly attempting to enter an office of the National Intelligence Organization was eliminated by police in Turkey's south, according to local media reports.

ANKARA (Sputnik) — Turkish police have killed a terrorist preparing a suicide attack in the southern coastal city of Mersin, DHA news agency reported Wednesday.

The terrorist wearing an explosive belt attempted to enter the local branch of the National Intelligence Organization (MIT) when police guarding the building opened fire.

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The explosive device is currently in the process of being neutralized.

Between 2016-2017, Turkey has been hit by dozens of terrorist attacks carried out by Daesh terror group (ISIS, banned in Russia) and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), a designated terrorist group in Turkey.

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