Turkey Policeman Stabbed To Death By ISIS Suspect

A Turkish police officer stands guard outside a polling station as people arrive to vote in the constitutional referendum in Ankara

A Turkish police officer stands guard outside a polling station as people arrive to vote in the constitutional referendum in Ankara

A police officer was killed in Istanbul late on Sunday after being stabbed by a Daesh suspect, according to police sources.

Anadolu Agency says Saturday that police conducted simultaneous operations in the southeastern provinces of Sanliurfa and Gaziantep as well as eastern Malatya province.

The suspect was later taken to the Istanbul Police Headquarters where he attacked one police officer with a knife inside the detention room.

The officer died in an ambulance on the way to the hospital and the attacker was shot dead immediately after the attack. According to figures released by the country's Interior Ministry, over 300 have been killed in major terrorist attacks.

Anadolu Agency said police in an anti-terror operation detained a man thought to be planning a bomb attack on behalf of the extremist IS group.

It is still not clear how he retained a knife after being arrested.

The latest killing came just days after an alleged ISIS plot involving a drone attack on Turkey's Incirlik air base - which is used by the U.S. Air Force - was foiled.

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