Authorities have apprehended four people in connection with yesterday’s attack on the US consulate in Istanbul, according to a Turkish news agency. The assault left three policemen and three shooters dead, with another assailant escaping in a getaway car. It’s unclear if the driver is among the four apprehended. The shootout has officially been declared a terrorist attack.
Police are still investigating whether one of the slain gunmen had any relationship with al-Qaeda when he visited Afghanistan.