39 dead, 69 injured after gunmen open fire at nightclub in Istanbul

Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 1


09:17(GMT+4) An attacker killed at least 39 people, including a police officer, in a gun attack held on Reina, a popular night club in Istanbul, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu announced on Jan. 1, Hurriyet reported.

69 people were also wounded in the attack that was carried out before 1:30 a.m.

04:37(GMT+4) Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin announced that at least 35 people were killed and 40 injured as a result of the attack on the nightclub in Istanbul’s Ortakoy district, Milliyet newspaper reported.

04:17(GMT+4) At least two people have been killed and 20 injured after the attack, Milliyet newspaper reported.

​According to Turkey’s NTV channel, two attackers were involved in the Reina attack. The shooters were wearing Santa Claus costumes, according to media reports.

03:37(GMT+4) A night nightclub in the Turkish city of Istanbul has been attacked, Milliyet newspaper reported.

Many people were injured according to reports.