Turkish police hunt for gunman

Turkish police have lunched raids in Istanbul and arrested 12 people, as the hunt for an attacker who killed 39 people in a nightclub intensifies.

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister, Numan Kurtulmus said authorities had fingerprints and a basic description, and vowed to speedily identify the suspect.

Some 600 revellers were in the Reina nightclub early on Sunday when the gunman attacked.

The Islamic State (IS) group said it was behind the attack.

There are some reports in Turkish media that the authorities know the man’s identity but have not made it public.

Turkish police also released new images said to be of the suspect.

Turkish media reports quote police sources as saying he may have been from Uzbekistan or Kyrgyzstan.

Source: Voice of Nigeria