[UPDATE] Armed clash at police station in Gaziantep, 1 attacker killed

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Turkish police officers point their weapons at a man lying on the ground after they shot him outside a Turkish police station in Gaziantep on January 10, 2017. A man suspected of trying to force his way into a Turkish police station in a city near the Syrian border was shot dead on january 10, local officials said. An officer was lightly wounded in the shootout at a security checkpoint outside the police headquarters in the southeastern city of Gaziantep, the governor's office said in a statement. / AFP PHOTO / STR

Two suspected terrorists attempted to attack a police station in the southeastern province of Gaziantep on Tuesday afternoon, resulting in the death of one of the assailants and the injuring of a police officer, according to a statement from the Gaziantep Governor’s Office.

The second attacker, who was suspected of being a suicide bomber, reportedly fled the area. Police have launched a wide-scale search to apprehend him.

The governor’s office said the police officer was slightly injured.

Ambulances were dispatched to the scene to assist the injured.

Gaziantep has been hit by several terrorist attacks by militants of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) over the past months.

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