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Turkey arrests another suspect in US Embassy gun attack

Turkish police had already arrested 4 suspects linked to US Embassy drive-by shooting in capital Ankara

27.08.2018
Turkey arrests another suspect in US Embassy gun attack FILE PHOTO

ANKARA

Turkish police on Monday arrested one more person for his suspected links to last week’s U.S. Embassy drive-by shooting in capital Ankara, according to a police source.

A total of five suspects have so far been arrested in relation with the incident, ocurred early Monday.

Ahmet Celikten and Osman Gundas, the suspected perpetrators who had been arrested hours after the attack, are currently being interrogated by police, the source said.

The detention period for the arrestees have also been extended, it added.

According to the Ankara Governor's Office, Celikten and Gundas confessed to their involvement in the attack.

On Tuesday, Turkish security forces said the suspects were drunk at the time of the attack.

Reporting by Omer Olcay and Cankut Tasdan; Writing by Sibel Ugurlu

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