GAZIANTEP, Turkey (AA) - A suspected Daesh terrorist died in an explosion during a counter-terrorism operation in the southeastern province of Gaziantep, according to the local governor on Thursday.
One other suspect was taken alive during the police raid conducted at around 8 p.m. local time [1700 GMT] in the central district of Sehitkamil, Governor Ali Yerlikaya told Anadolu Agency.
Yerlikaya said the suspect died by deliberately setting off explosives they were wearing.
"No citizens or security forces were hurt in the incident. The area has been cordoned off,” Yerlikaya added and said that the operation was ongoing.
Turkey’s southeast has been the scene of significant counter-terrorism operations since December 2015.