Istanbul Governor Reveals New Details on Istanbul nightclub Attack

Ankara, Governor of Istanbul Vasip Sahin said that the New Year’s Eve nightclub attack in Istanbul was carried out in the name of ISIS Group.
During a press conference carried by Turkey’s Anadolu Agency today, Sahin said that the main suspect in the attack is called Abdulgadir Masharipov, a 1983-born Uzbek citizen who “was trained in Afghanistan”.
Abdulgadir Masharipov was arrested late Monday in a police raid on an address in the Esenyurt district on the northwestern outskirts of Istanbul.
Masharipov had confessed the attack and his fingerprints matched those found at the scene, Sahin added.
It is clear that this attack was carried out in the name of ISIS, Sahin said.
He said Masharipov is thought to have entered Turkey in January last year. “His code name is Abu Mohammed Horasani Abdulkavi,” Sahin told reporters. “He was trained in Afghanistan, and he knows four languages,” he added.
The governor said Masharipov rented accommodation in the Basaksehir district after arriving in Istanbul and moved once or twice in the days leading up to the attack.
He added that the investigation into the attack has involved 2,000 police officers and 2,700 hours of camera footage have been examined.

Source: Qatar News Agency