Turkish media say police have detained an attacker who fled after a
deadly shooting outside the U.S. consulate in Istanbul on Wednesday.
media report that authorities caught him Thursday after locating his
car and began interrogating him. The man is thought to be one of four
militants involved in the attack on the U.S. consulate, which triggered
a gun battle that killed three gunmen and three policemen.
police Thursday detained four other people suspected of links to the
attackers. Interior Minister Besir Atalay says it appears the attack
was a suicide mission.
Turkish authorities are investigating
whether al-Qaida was involved, but security experts say the shooting
was less sophisticated than most al-Qaida attacks.
The United Nations Security Council issued a statement Thursday condemning the shooting as a "reprehensible act of terrorism."
The council said all terrorist attacks are "criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation."
has seen violent attacks by a variety of groups in recent years,
including leftists, Kurdish rebels and radical Islamists.
Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.