Turkish police detain five ISIS suspects in connection with Istanbul gun attack

Police special forces patrol outside the Reina nightclub which was attacked by a gunman, in Istanbul, Turkey on Jan 3, 2017.
Police special forces patrol outside the Reina nightclub which was attacked by a gunman, in Istanbul, Turkey on Jan 3, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

ISTANBUL (REUTERS) - Turkish police have detained five ISIS suspects in the western city of Izmir in connection with the gun attack in an Istanbul nightclub which killed 39 people on New Year's Day, the state-run Anadolu agency said on Wednesday (Jan 4).

Anadolu reported on Tuesday that 14 people had been detained over the attack, which the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has claimed, while NTV reported that two foreign nationals had been detained at Istanbul's main Ataturk airport.

The gunman, who fled after the attack, remains at large.

(This story is developing)