Istanbul: A day after the barbaric Paris terror attacks, four policemen were injured in an explosion during a raid on a suspected Islamic State militants’ hideout as G-20 leaders meet for a summit.
According to news agency AFP, a suicide bomber blew himself up in south eastern Turkey as police raided a fifth-floor apartment believed to be used by an IS cell in Gaziantep city, near the Syrian border.
The agency further said that the explosion occurred as the policemen broke down the door without saying what caused it or if arrests were made.
The raid came hours after Turkish soldiers clashed with IS militants who fired at them near Gaziantep. Four militants were killed.
However, as per initial reports, it was not clear if the two incidents were connected.
The development comes amid over 13,000 officials and 3,000 journalists from across the world have gathered here for the 10th G-20 Summit, being held at the Regnum Carya Hotel Convention Center in the Belek town of Antalya's Serik district.
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The town of Belek has been declared a high-security Red Zone area and a virtual no-go zone for the non-delegates.
Markets and shops around the venue have been shut and thousands of barricades and security personnel are deployed on alongside roads leading to the venue.
US President Barack Obama, earlier in the day, landed in a heavily guarded Turkish resort on the Mediterranean to join a summit clouded by the Paris assaults claimed by Islamic State jihadists.
Beyond the Paris attacks, leaders will confront their divisions over how to resolve the fighting in Syria, the migrant crisis and how to curb warming of the planet ahead of a November 30-December 11 climate conference in Paris.
Meanwhile, French police have identified the first of seven gunmen who killed at least 129 people in a wave of carnage claimed by the Islamic State group, as international investigators stepped up their probes into Paris's worst ever attacks.