Turkey Nightclub Attack: IS Says It Carried Out Shooting

Last edited 2nd January 2017

Turkey Nightclub Attack: IS Says It Carried Out Shooting

So-called Islamic State says it was behind the new year attack on a Turkish nightclub that killed 39 people.

The group said in a statement it was carried out by "a heroic soldier".

At least 600 revellers were celebrating in the early hours of Sunday at Istanbul's Reina nightclub when the gunman began firing indiscriminately, discharging some 180 bullets.

The gunman is still at large and a manhunt is under way. Police say they have made 12 arrests so far.

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