Istanbul nightclub attacker arrested in Turkey

09:20, 17 January 2017
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Anti-Terrorism and Intelligence Branch of the Istanbul Security Directorate in a top secret operation has detained the man, responsible for the attack on an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's eve, which took 39 lives, according to Hurriyet.

The suspect was detained in Esenyurt district of the Istanbul province, Hurriyet reports.

His four-year-old son is reported to have been with him.

According to the newspaper, the attacker's name is Abdulgadir Masharipov and he is a citizen of Uzbekistan.

It also reported that, together with Masharipov, another four people were detained, among them - three females and one male of Kyrgyz origin.

As UNIAN reported earlier, 39 people were killed in the attack on Reina nightclub in Istanbul when a lone shooter opened fire, eventually killing 39 people, 16 of them - foreigners. Another 69 people were wounded.

The UN Security Council condemned the terrorist attack.

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