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.

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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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