2 arrested and charged for assisting Istanbul nightclub shooter

Two Chinese nationals have been arrested and charged for assisting the shooter who killed at least 39 people at a popular nightclub in Istanbul on New Year's.

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Police guard the entrance to Istanbul's Reina nightclub after a mass shooting killed at least 39 people on New Year's Day.

Two Chinese nationals have been arrested and charged in connection with the mass shooting at an Istanbul night club, in the early hours of New Year's Day, which killed at least 39 people.

Omar Asim and Abu liezi Abu Duhamiti, are both Uighurs - an ethnic Muslim minority in China.

They've been charged with 39 counts, including being an accomplice to first degree murder and being a member of a terror organisation.

They're suspected of providing the attacker with a weapon, and helping him rent an apartment in the Turkish city of Konya.

Terror group Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack.

The man who carried out the attack remains at large.

 

Source: 
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