Reports: Istanbul nightclub attacker who killed 39 caught

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Posted at 4:50 PM, Jan 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-16 16:50:00-05

ISTANBUL (AP) - Turkish media reports say police have caught the alleged gunman who killed 39 people during an attack on a nightclub in Istanbul during New Year's celebrations.

The private Dogan news agency and other media say the suspect was caught in Istanbul's district of Esenyurt in a police operation late on Monday.

The Islamic State group has claimed has claimed responsibility, saying the attack was in reprisal for Turkish military operations in northern Syria.

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