Turkish police officer in Istanbul was killed by knife

(MENAFN) The state-run Anadolu news agency said, a suspected Islamic State militant knifed a Turkish police officer to death while being taken to the Istanbul police headquarters.

The wounded officer succumbed to his stab wounds after being taken to hospital, Anadolu said in a declaration late on Sunday, the man, suspected of preparing a bomb attack, had been retaining in an operation by anti-terrorism police.

Andalou said following the fight, police retained another 12 suspected Islamic State militants, of Iranian, Iraqi and Syrian origin.


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