Sunday, 1 January 2017

Istanbul nightclub attack : 35 killed in open fire by gunman in santa's dress

 The gunmen appear to be wearing Santa costumes in CCTV footage
 The pair opened fire in the Reina nightclub, one of Istanbul's most popular venues
 The city's governor said 35 people were killed in the New Year's Eve attack
 A police officer is among the dead and one report said gunman was also dead
  An estimated 17,000 police officers are on duty tonight in Istanbul
 Nightclub owner Mehmet Kocarslan said security had been stepped up after US intelligence warnings
  The celebrity haunt is popular with stars including Kevin Costner, Uma Thurman, Salma Hayek and Sting
  The White House condemned the shooting as a 'horrific terrorist attack' 

 Medics carry a wounded person at the scene after an attack at the popular nightclub in Istanbul
 Emergency services respond to the massacre in an Istanbul nightclub in the early hours of New Year's Day
 Thirty five people were killed and a further 40 were injured in the atrocity, the city's governor announced

 A Turkish police officer stands on guard at the site of the armed attack which claimed 35 lives
 The city's governor has said the massacre was a terrorist attack
 Turkish special force police officers and ambulances at the site of the armed attack at 1.15am on New Year's Day in Istanbul
 The nightclub, which is popular with celebrities, sits on the banks of the Bosphorus

 Ambulances were on the scene within minutes of the attack, which claimed 35 lives and left 40 wounded
 Armed police on the scene of the atrocity. It is estimated 17,000 police officers were on duty during the New Year's Eve celebrations
 A survivor is taken away on a stretcher by ambulance staff after the attack
 There is a huge police presence outside the Reina nightclub in Istanbul after gunmen opened fire
 It is believed that 17,000 police officers are on duty in the city tonght
 The attack happened in one of Istanbul's busiest nightspot
 The Reina nightclub, in Istanbul, where the attack took place
 rmed police on the streets of Istanbul for the New Year's celebrations

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