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Turkey police arrest 5 suspects in connection to nightclub attack



Turkey police arrest 5 suspects in connection to nightclub attack

Five suspected Islamic State group militants believed to be linked to the attack on the Reina club in Istanbul, Turkey have been arrested by police in the Aegean port city of Izmir.

The detained suspects are believed to be members of Islamic State group militants and were arrested following on-going operations and raids according to news platform, Anadolu Agency.

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The arrest of the suspects is coming a day after Turkish police released the identity of the main suspect involved in the New Year’s Eve attack on the popular nightclub which claimed the lives of 39 people and wounded several others.

Now at large, the suspect is thought to be from a Central Asian nation and the police are now on his trail after he slipped from the scene of the attack on Sunday, taking advantage of the chaos that ensued after he opened fire.

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