Istanbul nightclub attacker admits guilt: Istanbul Governor
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Istanbul nightclub attacker admits guilt: Istanbul Governor

News Service Reuters, Yeni Şafak
The suspected gunman who killed 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Day was born in Uzbekistan and received training in Afghanistan, Istanbul Governor Vasip Şahin said on Tuesday after police caught him in a city suburb.

Şahin told reporters that the alleged attacker, whom he named as Abdulgadir Masharipov, born in 1983, had admitted his guilt and his fingerprints matched those at the scene. Security forces confiscated $197,000 from the terrorist.

Footage of Reina terrorist hideout emerges
Yeni Şafak

Footage of Reina terrorist hideout emerges

Footage of the terror cell that hid the terrorist behind the New Year's Eve attack at Reina nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey, has emerged. Abdulkadir Masharipov, an Uzbek national, was caught during a police operation in Istanbul's Esenyurt district.



There were strong indications that the suspect, who spoke four languages, had entered Turkey illegally through its eastern borders, Şahin said, adding that it was clear the attack was carried out on behalf of Daesh.

Masharipov is suspected to have entered Turkey in January 2016.



One Iraqi man and three women were detained in the police operation that captured the Reina gunman.

A total of 50 people were detained and 152 locations raided in operations to find the attacker.

Turkish police captured New Year's nightclub attacker in Istanbul
Yeni Şafak

Turkish police captured New Year's nightclub attacker in Istanbul

Turkish police have captured the suspected gunman who killed 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Day after a two-week nationwide manhunt, with state media saying he was seized along with four other suspects at a hideout in the city.






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