39 killed in Istanbul nightclub attack

  • 39 killed in Istanbul nightclub attack
01-01-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

 At least 39 people were killed and dozens more were wounded when a single gunman attacked a crowded Istanbul nightclub about an hour after midnight on New Year’s Day.

 

Turkish authorities have revealed that at least 16 of those killed are foreign nationals and the gunman blasted a police officer outside before getting into the nightclub.

 

Ahead of the attack, security measures had been heightened in major Turkish cities, with police barring traffic leading up to key city squares.

 

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