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IS Claims Responsibility for Istanbul Nightclub Attack


First published: January 2, 2017, 2:20 PM IST | Updated: 14 mins ago

Flowers are placed in front of a police barrier near the entrance of Reina nightclub by the Bosphorus, which was attacked by a gunman, in Istanbul, Turkey, January 1, 2017. (Image: Reuters)

Beirut: The Islamic State group on Monday claimed responsibility for an attack on a nightclub in the Turkish city of Istanbul that killed 39 people on New Year’s Eve.

In a statement circulated on social media, the jihadist group said one of the “soldiers of the caliphate” had carried out the attack on the Reina nightclub.

Source: News18