Police ‘arrest’ Istanbul nightclub New Year attacker

Hurriyet said the attacker Abdulkadir Masharipov was caught along with his son during a police operation in the Esenyurt district. (AFP)
Police in Istanbul have arrested the man they suspect was behind the New Year's Eve attack on the Reina nightclub, according to several Turkish media reports.

Hurriyet said the attacker Abdulkadir Masharipov was caught along with his son during a police operation in the Esenyurt district.

NTV television reported that Masharipov had been staying in the house belonging to a Kyrgyz friend. Hurriyet also tweeted a photo allegedly of bruised Masharipov after his capture.

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack that left 39 dead on New Year's day, saying it was revenge for Turkish military involvement in Syria.

Source: Al arabiya

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