After the attack in Istanbul
Five suspects were arrested in Bulgaria
They were allegedly involved in an attack in Istanbul that left dozens injured and six dead. Five people were arrested in Bulgaria.
Five people were arrested in Bulgaria. They are accused of aiding and abetting the attack in Istanbul.
Less than a week after the attack in the Turkish capital Istanbul, five people were arrested in Bulgaria. They are accused of “assisting the probable perpetrator of a terrorist act” in the six deaths, Bulgarian Prosecutor General Sijka Milewa, a spokeswoman, told state radio in Sofia on Saturday. On Friday, a Turkish court ordered the remand of 17 previously arrested people – including Ahlam A.*, the main suspect.
On November 13, an attack on a busy Istanbul shopping street killed six people and injured more than 80. Turkey blames the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Both groups denied this. The main suspect, Ahlam A., is a citizen of Syria, according to Turkish police. She claimed responsibility for the attack, police said.
Another ten victims in the hospital
The spokeswoman explained that those arrested in Bulgaria provided “more logistical and communications assistance” after the attack. She did not give any details – such as the nationalities of those arrested or how they got to Bulgaria.
Health Minister Fahrettin Koca (57) said on Twitter on Saturday that 10 of the 81 people injured in the attack were still being treated in hospitals, two of them in the intensive care unit. (SDA)
* The name is known