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Turkey says New Year's nightclub attacker captured in Istanbul

4:26pm IST - 01:16

Turkish police have captured the gunman who killed 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Day at a hideout in an outlying suburb of the city after a two-week manhunt, officials said on Tuesday (January 17). Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Istanbul's governor says the suspected gunman who killed 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Day has admitted to the attack. Turkish police captured the gunman after a two-week manhunt, authorities said on Tuesday (January 17), seizing him with four other suspects at a hideout in an outlying suburb of the city. Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin named the man as Abdulgadir Masharipov and said he was born in 1983 in Uzbekistan and received training in Afghanistan. He had admitted his guilt and his fingerprints matched those at the scene, Sahin said. He added that Masharipov was well-educated, spoke four languages and had entered Turkey illegally through its eastern borders. "It is clear that this attack was carried out for Daesh (Islamic State)," he added.

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Turkey says New Year's nightclub attacker captured in Istanbul

4:26pm IST - 01:16