Istanbul Reina Nightclub Attack Leaves 35 Dead

Istanbul Reina Nightclub Attack Leaves 35 Dead
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At least 35 people have lost their lives 40 were injured in an attack on a nightclub in Istanbul, the city’s governor has said.  Two gunmen allegedly dressed in Santa costumes have opened fire at random inside an Istanbul Reina Nightclub on New Year’s Eve.

The BBC and Reuters are reporting at least two gunmen are involved. Media reports said police have cordoned off the area and an operation is ongoing.

There were reportedly several hundred people in the nightclub at the time.

Istanbul has been the target of a series of recent attacks by Islamic State and Kurdish extremist groups.

The latest attack comes as Turkey remains on a heightened state of alert following a spate of terror attacks across the country.

More than 17,000 police officers on duty in Istanbul alone.

 

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