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    Istanbul Reina Nightclub Attack During New Year’s Celebrations (46)
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    Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Sunday rejected earlier media reports claiming that the perpetrator of the attack on an Istanbul club was dressed in a Santa costume, media reported.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The prime minister added that the shooter left his gun at the scene of the attack. It was said that he used a Kalashnikov assault rifle.

    "This is not true," Yildirim said as quoted by the BBC broadcaster.

    At least 39 people were killed, including 16 foreigners, and 69 injured as a result of the attack on Istanbul's Reina night club during New Year's eve celebrations, according to the Turkish Interior Ministry.

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    Istanbul Reina Nightclub Attack During New Year’s Celebrations (46)

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