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Istanbul nightclub attacker an Uzbek jihadist: reports

A Turkish special force police officer standing guard at the Ortakoy district near the Reina nightclub in Istanbul, one day after the New Year gun attack.


THE attacker who shot dead 39 people on New Year's night at an Istanbul nightclub has been identified as an Uzbek jihadist who belongs to the extremist Islamic State (IS) group, Turkish press reports said.

There had been confusion over the identity of the attacker - who

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