39 Killed, 69 Injured, By A Terrorist Attack In Istanbul Nightclub Last Night

A gunman wearing Santa Opened Fire on the innocent people in Istanbul nightclub on the new year’s night killed 39 peoples including 15 foreigners and injured 69 peoples.


A man with a gun killed 39 people and injured 69 peoples last night in the capital of Turkey, Istanbul among 39 people,15 were foreigners which gathered together to celebrate new year night.

According to Interior Minister of Turkey SüleymanSoylu told media on Sunday morning that 21 Victims have been Identified,15 of them are foreigners and 5 are Turkish citizens. The manhunt for one terrorist is underway According to minister “The search operation for the terrorist is ongoing,”

There are conflict reports that identify a number of gunmen at one or two. Immediately after this attack, The Istanbul governor VasipSahin said that 35 people had been killed and 40 were injured confessing this as a terrorist attack.

This attack took place at Reina night club in Ortaköy which is neighboring to Istanbul Besiktas district is located and is well known night club. Sahin while giving briefing told that “A terrorist with a long-range weapon.

Brutally carried out this incident by firing bullets at innocent peoples who were there solely to celebrate the New Year and were having fun”.

Sahin Added that terrorist first killed the police officer, standing at the door of the club and then went on the rampage and killed innocent civilians.

Turkish media is reporting that the terrorist was speaking Arabic and was dressed in Santa clause dress, had the assault rifle, said by Turkish media there were between 700 to 800 people in that club that time.

Some people jumped in the sea as they got panic by the sudden attack, rescued by police. According to the media, the club was facing threats of attack and extra security measures were taken. The threat report was given by U.S Intelligence.

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