Police arrest suspect behind Istanbul rocket attacks

No injuries reported after Friday's attacks on police department, ruling AK Party's provincial headquarters

Police arrest suspect behind Istanbul rocket attacks

World Bulletin / News Desk

A man suspected of being involved in Friday's twin rocket attacks in Istanbul was captured during a police operation on Sunday, a security source said.

Serif T., a member of the ultra-left Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C), was arrested in the northwestern Tekirdag province, the source said on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media.

On Saturday, security forces raided 15 addresses across Istanbul, and arrested five people over suspected links to the attackers who targeted the provincial police headquarters and the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party headquarters in Istanbul on Friday evening.

Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin said on Twitter late Friday that no one was injured in the attack on the police headquarters, and an investigation had been launched.

He told reporters later on Friday that the rocket pierced the wall of the building but did not explode, and pointed to the involvement of the ultra-left DHKP-C.

He also said two assailants were involved in the attack.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 22 Ocak 2017, 17:20