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 ISIS claims responsibility for Istanbul attack, - Reuters

Islamic State claimed responsibility for a gun attack on an Istanbul nightclub which killed 39 people on Sunday, the group said in a statement on Monday.

Censor.NET reports citing Reuters.

"In continuation of the blessed operations that Islamic State is conducting against the protector of the cross, Turkey, a heroic soldier of the caliphate struck one of the most famous nightclubs where the Christians celebrate their apostate holiday," the statement said.

Read more: "Ukraine vigorously condemns terrorism," - President Poroshenko extends condolences to Turkey in connection with Istanbul attack

Earlier, BBC reported of 39 killed and 70 wounded in New Year's night attack on Istanbul Reina night club. A man entered the club during the New Year celebration, opened fire, killing dozens, and subsequently fled.

Ukraine's Consulate in Istanbul is operating a hotline in connection with the attack.

Later, the Consulate Service Department of Ukraine's Foreign Ministry reported no Ukrainians were among the victims of the attack.


 
 
 
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