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35 dead, over 40 injured after gunman opens fire at nightclub


35 dead, over 40 injured after gunman opens fire at nightclub

Istanbul, Turkey, Jan 01 (ANI): At least 35 people were killed and more than 40 were wounded after a gunman opened fire at a nightclub on New Year's Eve in Turkey's Istanbul in what the provincial governor described as a terrorist attack. The assailant shot a police officer and a civilian as he entered the Reina nightclub before opening fire at random inside.

Dozens of ambulances and police vehicles were dispatched to the club in Ortakoy. Turkey, part of the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State, faces multiple security threats including spillover from the war in neighbouring Syria.

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