18 March 2018

Uzbek or Kyrgyz citizen is behind nightclub attack

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A citizen of Uzbekistan or Kyrgyzstan related to the ISIS terrorist group is suspected in the terrorist attack at Reina club in Istanbul. reports citing to CNN Turk.

The police reportedly arrested and interrogated 63 Daesh militants in different Turkish cities on December 28-31. They obtained information about a possible involvement of a citizen of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan in the attack.

The Reina nightclub on Istanbul's European side was attacked during New Year's eve celebrations by a man who, according to witnesses, was talking in Arabic. The attacker is said to have opened fire from a Kalashnikov assault rifle. The manhunt is underway.

At least 39 people were killed, including 16 foreigners, and 69 injured as a result of the attack, according to the Turkish Interior Ministry.

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