Of the 39 people killed in the armed attack perpetrated last night by a stranger in a nightclub in Istanbul, 11 are from Turkey, 24 from other countries, while 4 bodies remain unidentified, newspaper Hürriyet reported.
The newspaper said that among the foreigners killed, the authorities have identified seven Saudi citizens, four from Iraq, three from Jordan, two from India, two from Tunisia, two from Lebanon, one from Canada, one from Syria, one from Israel and one from Belgium.
Twenty hours after the attack, which also wounded 69 people, the attacker continued to flee despite the extensive search and capture operation deployed by the police.
Turkish Prime Minister, Binali Yildirim, assured the authorities had indications of the possible identity of the “terrorist”, without giving further details.
“He is a terrorist as we know him. He shot the policeman at the door, he came in and machine-gunned and killed innocent people, then he left the gun and left the place during the chaos,” the minister said.
The head of the government did not specify the type of weapon used, which some witnesses said was a machine gun “kalanishkov”, while others speak of an “automatic weapon.”
The attack took place at 1.30 local time (22.30 GMT) against the exclusive nightclub “Reina”, located on the European shore of the Bosphorus river, where several hundred people celebrated the arrival of the New Year.
Istanbul, January 1, 2017, EFE/Practica Español
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Un accidente en un club nocturno de Estambul.
Un ataque en un conocido club nocturno.
La detención de un terrorista en Turquía.
Estaban celebrando la llegada del año 2017.
Estaban esperando la llegada del año 2017.
Estaban decidiendo un lugar donde celebrar la llegada del año 2017.
No se sabe.
La policía tiene algunas pistas sobre el terrorista.
La policía conoce perfectamente la identidad del atacante.
La policía no tiene pistas sobre la identidad del terrorista.
No se sabe.