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A Turkish police officers stands guard on the site of an armed attack January 1, 2017 in Istanbul. At least two people were killed in an armed attack Saturday on an Istanbul nightclub where people were celebrating the New Year, Turkish television reports said. / AFP / YASIN AKGUL (Photo …

Turkish Police Catch Nightclub Gunman in Istanbul Raid

Turkish police were questioning Tuesday the suspected jihadist who slaughtered 39 people on New Year’s night at an Istanbul nightclub, after capturing him in a raid on a residential area of the city after a long manhunt.

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Turkey: Islamic State Jihadi Escapes With Son After Deadly Attack On Reina Nightclub

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) terrorist who allegedly killed 39 people and injured 39 others at the famous waterfront Reina nightclub in the Turkish capital of Istanbul is believed to have absconded with his 4-year-old son after the deadly attack, reports Hurriyet Daily News, citing anonymous police sources.

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Turkey Identifies Istanbul Gunman, Makes New Arrests

Turkey said Wednesday it had identified the gunman behind the New Year’s attack on an elite Istanbul nightclub that killed 39, as efforts intensified to catch the suspected jihadist before he strikes again.

Medics carry a wounded person at the scene after an attack at a popular nightclub in Istanbul, early Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin said that an armed assailant has opened fire at a nightclub in Istanbul during New Year's celebrations. Turkish authorities have banned distribution of images …

9 Recent Terrorist Attacks on Nightclubs Around the World

Terrorists have developed a fondness for attacking nightclubs, and it’s no surprise. They are perfect venues for mass murder, with tightly-packed crowds of people, and limited routes of escape for the victims.

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Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Istanbul Nightclub Attack

The Islamic State has formally taken responsibility for the slaughter at the Reina nightclub in Istanbul, issuing an unusually direct official statement that hailed the still-at-large gunman as a “heroic soldier of the caliphate.”