A fifth person was detained yesterday in connection with August 20 attack at the U.S. Embassy in the capital Ankara. Ahmet Çelikten and Osman Gündaş, two men with criminal records, were arrested earlier for firing shots at a security guard's booth at the entrance of the embassy compound and claimed they were drunk at the time of the attack. No one was injured in the attack that left bullet holes on the windows of the booth.
The identity of the fifth person arrested was not revealed. The other suspects arrested earlier include employer of Osman Gündaş and a man accused of supplying the gun used in the attack.
Çelikten and Gündaş are still being interrogated by counterterrorism police. Police set up a special unit for a thorough investigation of the incident.