On Monday, Turkish officials released details of the identities of the perpetrators of an attack in Istanbul that killed six and injured 81.
“The perpetrator of the attack in Istanbul is a Syrian woman trained by Kurdish militias,” Turkish police said.
During the arrest, Turkish police found guns, foreign and Turkish currency, and a large amount of gold.
The perpetrators of the attack and other suspects were taken to Istanbul Police Headquarters.
The Turkish Justice Minister Bakir Bozagh; claimed that 46 people, including the bomber, had been arrested in connection with the Independence Street bombing.
Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said that “the attack on Istanbul’s Independence Street was ordered in the northern Syrian city of Kobane, where Turkish forces were conducting operations against the Kurdish YPG.”
On Sunday evening, Turkish Vice President Fuat oktay announced that six people were killed and 81 wounded in a suicide bombing on Istanbul’s Independence Street.
“According to preliminary information, we consider it a terrorist attack as a result of the female attacker detonating a bomb,” oktay told reporters.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also announced in a televised address after the blast that initial investigations had revealed that a woman was involved in the blast.