Five detained over Istanbul rocket attacks

Five detained over Istanbul rocket attacks

Five detained over Istanbul rocket attacks

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Istanbul police on Jan. 21 detained five suspects over the rocket attacks that targeted the provincial police headquarters and the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) headquarters in Istanbul on Jan. 20 evening.

Security forces raided 15 addresses across Turkey's largest city, and five people were taken into custody over suspected links to the attackers.

Istanbul Governor Vasip Şahin said on Twitter late on Jan. 20 that no one was injured in the attack on the police headquarters, and an investigation had been launched.

No injuries were reported after the attack on the AKP headquarters, according to a Twitter post by the group’s provincial head, Selim Temurci on Jan. 20.

He told reporters later on Jan. 20 that the rocket pierced the wall of the building but did not explode, and pointed to the involvement of the outlawed Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C).

He also said two assailants were involved in the attack.

Meanwhile, Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu also phoned Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım about the attack.