At least 35 killed in Istanbul nightclub attack: Istanbul governor

At least 35 people were killed and 40 wounded when an attacker opened fire on New Year’s revelers at a nightclub in Istanbul on Sunday, Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin told reporters.

The attackers shot a police officer and a civilian as he entered the club in the Ortakoy district of Istanbul before opening fire inside the building, Sahin said, in what he described as a terrorist attack.

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Two attackers dressed in Santa Claus suits opened fire inside an Istanbul nightclub shortly after midnight on New Year’s Day,

With initial reports saying that as many as 30 people were wounded, according to Turkish media.

NTV television said the attack occurred inside the Reina nightclub in the Ortakoy neighborhood.