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Istanbul new year Reina nightclub attack 'leaves 39 dead'


On New Year's Eve, a gunman opened fire in an Istanbul nightclub killing at least 39 people. Our hearts go out to the victims and all of those impacted by this horrific attack.

This article originally appeared on BBC

At least 39 people, including at least 15 foreigners, have been killed in an attack on a nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey's interior minister says.

A gunman opened fire in Reina nightclub at about 01:30 local time (22:30 GMT), as revellers marked the new year.

Suleyman Soylu said efforts were continuing to find the attacker, who was believed to have acted alone.

At least 69 people were being treated in hospital, the minister added. Four were said to be in a serious condition.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the attackers were trying to "create chaos" and pledged to "fight to the end" against terrorism...

... Read the full BBC News report at bbc.com/news/world-europe-38481521

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