New Year attack in Istanbul: Assailant identified

Source : 112 Ukraine

The police confirmed the criminal’s identity, - Turkish foreign minister
10:51, 4 January 2017

CNN Turk

The Turkish police confirmed the identity of the assailant who killed 39 and wounded 69 people in Reina night club in Istanbul on January 1. Anadolu reported that with reference to Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu.

‘The identity of the man who committed the terrorist act in Istanbul has been confirmed,’  the official said.   

As 112 International reported, a man armed with rapid-fire rifle shot dead 39 and wounded another 69 people at a New Year party in Istanbul. The deceased people were identified; many of them were foreigners. No Ukrainians suffered during the tragedy.

Shortly after the tragedy, ISIS claimed the responsibility for the attacks. Soon after that, the suspect in a New Year's Day massacre at an Istanbul nightclub has been identified as an alleged ISIS militant from Kyrgyzstan Lakhe Mashrapov.

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