Clashes Between Turkish Police And Al Qaeda; 3 Dead, 5 Wounded, 18 Detained
In the early morning hours today, Turkish police teams conducted simultaneous raids in multiple locations in the southeastern province of Gaziantep, against suspected al Qaeda cells. In one of the houses armed clashes erupted when the suspected terrorists – a father and son – refused to surrender and opened fire on security forces. The police said the operation that began at 2:00 AM ended at Noon. In that location the two presumed al Qaeda terrorists were killed and a third person was detained.
A police officer was also killed and four others were wounded, two critically, in the operation against al Qaeda operatives that were planning a major attack in Turkey, according to security sources.
During the multiple raids 20 people were detained and arms, ammunition, explosives and lots of documents were seized.
Source: AA – Anatolian News Agency, January 24, 2008
Posted at: 2008-01-24