Police arrest 6 more over Istanbul nightclub attack

 03 Jan 2017 - 14:13

Police arrest 6 more over Istanbul nightclub attack
Ambulances are seen at the site of an armed attack on Jan. 1, 2017, in Istanbul. (YASIN AKGUL / AFP/Getty Images).


ISTANBUL: Police in Istanbul arrested a further six suspects on Tuesday in connection with the New Year’s Eve nightclub attack that killed 39 people, a security official said.

On Monday, eight people were arrested by anti-terror police from Istanbul. These suspects are currently testifying, the official said on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media.

It was unclear who the 14 suspects were but they did not include the lone gunman who carried out the attack at the Reina nightclub in the city’s Ortakoy district early Sunday.

Authorities have released security camera images of the alleged killer, who shot dead a police officer and civilian outside the venue on the European shore of the Bosporus before entering and opening fire on revelers.