Turkish police on Wednesday shot dead a suicide bomber who was preparing for an attack targeting a police station in the southern province of Mersin, China's Xinhua news agency reported.
The man, wearing a suicide vest, was shot after disobeying police order to halt. He also appeared to be reaching for a cable dangling from his shoulder before he was gunned down, the Mersin governor's office said in a statement.
"The terrorist was most probably a Daesh member," said Mustafa Ercan, Mersin chief public prosecutor.
State-run Anadolu Agency, citing the owner of the man's rented house, reported him as an unemployed Syrian citizen.
The private DHA news agency, without citing sources, identified the suspect as a 20-year-old Syrian refugee, whose two brothers died in the conflict in Syria.
Source: NAM News Network