Istanbul Reina nightclub attack

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  1. classic

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    Big attack on New years in a night club leaves 39 people dead.

    One attacker was involved, the governor said, while CNN Turk reported he was dressed in a Santa Claus costume.

    "A terrorist with a long-range weapon ... brutally and savagely carried out this incident by firing bullets on innocent people who were there solely to celebrate the New Year and have fun," Mr Sahin told reporters at the scene of the upmarket Reina nightclub in the the Ortakoy area on the banks of Bosphorus.

    Another 69 people were being treated in hospital, the minister added.

    "The search for the terrorist continues... I hope (the attacker) will be captured quickly, God willing," Mr Soylu said.

    The Turkish authorities have imposed a media blackout on coverage of the attack, but it does not extend to official statements.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38481521
     
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    A tragedy indeed..is this the one where they decided to wear santa hats?
     
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    The one guy walked in with a Santa costume, with a Assault rifle under it, not sure how he got in with an assault rifle under a santa costume. usually night clubs are heavily guarded in all countries due to drug dealing etc. Walked in shot over 100 people, there were 700 people celebrating at the time, 69 injured and in hospital 39 people dead, not a good start to 2017 can tell you that.
     
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    The terrorist kinda shot the guard to get in.
     
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    Was a police officer.
     
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