After the attack in Istanbul
Five suspects arrested in Bulgaria
They are said to have been involved in the attack in Istanbul, which injured dozens and killed six. Five people were arrested in Bulgaria.
Five people have been arrested in Bulgaria. They are accused of having helped in the Istanbul attack.
Less than a week after an attack in the Turkish metropolis of Istanbul, five people have been arrested in Bulgaria. They are accused of “helping the probable perpetrator of the act of terrorism” with six dead, the spokeswoman for the Bulgarian attorney general’s office, Sijka Milewa, told Sofia state radio on Saturday. On Friday, a Turkish court ordered the pretrial detention of 17 previously arrested people, including Ahlam A.*, the main suspect.
On November 13, an attack on a busy shopping street in Istanbul killed six people and injured more than 80. Turkey blames the Syrian Kurdish militia YPG and the banned Kurdish Workers’ Party PKK. Both groups have denied it. According to the Turkish police, the main suspect Ahlam A. is a Syrian citizen. She claimed responsibility for the attack, police said.
Ten more victims in the hospital
The spokeswoman explained that those arrested in Bulgaria had provided “quite a lot of logistical and communication assistance” after the attack. She did not give details, such as the nationality of those arrested or how they got to Bulgaria.
Health Minister Fahrettin Koca (57) tweeted on Saturday that 10 of the 81 people injured in the attack were still being treated in hospitals, two of them in intensive care. (SDA)
* Known name