Turkey identifies Istanbul attacker – security analyst

13:30, 03 January 2017
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The terrorist, who killed 39 and wounded several dozens in a night club in Istanbul on New Year’s eve is reported to be a Kyrgyzstan citizen, according to Michael Horowitz, who is a Director of Intelligence at Israeli’s Prime Source agency. 


"Turkish authorities have confirmed that the #Istanbul attacker is Iakhe Mashrapov, a 28-year old citizen from Kyrgystan," the security analyst tweeted Tuesday.

The terrorist remains at large.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Turkish police have launched raids in Istanbul and arrested 12 people, as the hunt for an attacker intensifies.

The Islamic State (IS) group said it was behind the attack.

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