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Armed men attack Istanbul night club, armored police vehicles dispatched 30+ killed

mrpops09_CMOD_mrpops09_CMOD_ Chief Moderator
edited January 3 in News Updates
More to come: 2 dead, 30 injured as people dressed as Santa shoot up night club

https://www.rt.com/news/372394-istanbul-night-club-newyear-attack/
Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

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  • mrpops09_CMOD_mrpops09_CMOD_ Chief Moderator

    At least one attacker opened fire at an Istanbul nightclub packed with people celebrating the New Year early on Sunday, wounding as many as 20 or 30 people, broadcaster NTV said.

    Dozens of ambulances and police vehicles were dispatched to the club in the Ortakoy district of Turkey's most populous city. Initial reports suggested there may have been two attackers, but an NTV reporter later said it may have been a lone assailant.

    Broadcaster CNN Turk initially said the attacker was thought still to be inside the building and that police special forces were preparing to raid it. NTV said the attacker's whereabouts were unclear.

    The nightclub lies on the European side of the Bosphorus Strait which divides Istanbul in two. Some revelers had jumped into the water to escape the gunfire and were being rescued by police, NTV said.

    (Reporting by Ece Toksabay and Humeyra Pamuk; Writing by Nick Tattersall)


    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-attack-idUSKBN14K0NH

    Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
  • Lynsey_ADMIN_Lynsey_ADMIN_ Administrator

    Gunmen 'dressed as Santa' attack Turkey club


    Unconfirmed reports suggest two men in Santa Claus outfits opened fire at the nightclub.

    Many people have been injured in an armed attack at an Istanbul nightclub, according to the state-run news agency.

    Turkish NTV media said two attackers were involved in the attack and between 20 and 30 people had been injured.


    Some reports suggested the attackers were wearing Santa Claus outfits. A number of dead have been reported.


    http://news.sky.com/story/armed-attack-at-istanbul-nightclub-reports-10713901

    "Before you embark on a Journey of Revenge, Dig Two Graves" Confucius (504 bc)
    “The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”
    "If angry, count to ten. This will give you time to find a weapon." - Will Spencer
  • Lynsey_ADMIN_Lynsey_ADMIN_ Administrator

    Police surround Istanbul nightclub where two gunmen 'dressed in Santa costumes' are still alive after opening fire and wounding many in New Year's Eve terror attack


    Several people are feared dead in an armed attack in an Istanbul nightclub.

    It is understood that two gunmen, believed to be dressed in Santa costumes, opened fire inside the Reina nightclub in Istanbul's Ortaköy district.

    Up to 30 people are thought to have been wounded in the attack, which has been captured in CCTV footage. 

    Armed police are surrounding the bar, one of the most popular nightclubs in the heart of Istanbul, and ambulances have been sent to the scene.

    Special forces are currently searching the venue. It had been reported that one gunman was still inside. 



    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4079112/Many-wounded-New-Year-s-Eve-gun-attack-Istanbul-nightclub.html
    "Before you embark on a Journey of Revenge, Dig Two Graves" Confucius (504 bc)
    “The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”
    "If angry, count to ten. This will give you time to find a weapon." - Will Spencer
  • anonanon (To comment anonymously, log in as "anon" and use password "1234".)
    Santa Claus in an Istanbul night club?  In a Muslim country?  Why Santa Claus?
  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    anon said:
    Santa Claus in an Istanbul night club?  In a Muslim country?  Why Santa Claus?
    Good question
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    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
  • Lynsey_ADMIN_Lynsey_ADMIN_ Administrator
    anon said:
    Santa Claus in an Istanbul night club?  In a Muslim country?  Why Santa Claus?
    there is some confusing regarding this report.. seems the police were dressed as Santa, they done the same in 2016

    Officers in Istanbul will patrol in disguise on New Year’s Eve.

    Police officers in Istanbul will be donning Father Christmas outfits for their New Year’s Eve patrols in a bid to go undetected among crowds of revellers. 

    http://istanbuldailynews.com/2016/01/06/turkey-istanbul-police-patrol-in-santa-outfits-bbc-news/
    "Before you embark on a Journey of Revenge, Dig Two Graves" Confucius (504 bc)
    “The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”
    "If angry, count to ten. This will give you time to find a weapon." - Will Spencer
  • Lynsey_ADMIN_Lynsey_ADMIN_ Administrator

    Sixteen foreign nationals are among the dead after an attacker opens fire on 600 revellers at a nightclub in Istanbul.


    A manhunt is under way for a gunman believed to have been dressed as Santa who killed at least 39 people in a New Year nightclub attack in Istanbul.

    Another 69 people were wounded in the armed rampage, which Istanbul's governor described as a "terrorist attack".

    At least 16 foreign nationals were among the dead at the club which was popular with tourists, the Turkish interior ministry said.

    The gunman killed a policeman and civilian outside the Reina nightclub before opening fire at random inside the building, packed with 600 people celebrating the New Year.


    http://news.sky.com/story/gunman-kills-39-and-injures-69-at-ny-party-in-turkey-10713901

    "Before you embark on a Journey of Revenge, Dig Two Graves" Confucius (504 bc)
    “The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”
    "If angry, count to ten. This will give you time to find a weapon." - Will Spencer
  • Lynsey_ADMIN_Lynsey_ADMIN_ Administrator

    Manhunt underway after 39 killed in Istanbul nightclub terrorist attack 


    Some 39 people, including 16 foreigners, were killed and dozens of others injured when at least one gunman reportedly dressed as Santa opened fire in an Istanbul night club, Turkey’s interior minister said. The manhunt for one terror suspect is underway.

    Turkey’s interior minister, Suleyman Soylu, told Turkish media on Sunday morning that 21 victims have been identified so far, of whom 16 were foreign nationals and five Turkish citizens.

    Soylu said that the shooter is still at large.

    “The search operation for the terrorist is ongoing,” the minister said.

    Conflicting reports have put the number of gunmen at one or two.

    https://www.rt.com/news/372394-istanbul-night-club-newyear-attack/

    "Before you embark on a Journey of Revenge, Dig Two Graves" Confucius (504 bc)
    “The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”
    "If angry, count to ten. This will give you time to find a weapon." - Will Spencer
  • Lynsey_ADMIN_Lynsey_ADMIN_ Administrator

    Turkey New Year party massacre gunman hunted as IS claims attack


    Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the New Year nightclub massacre in Istanbul as the hunt continues for the gunman.

    In a statement, the militant group hailed the "heroic soldier of the caliphate" who carried out the attack at the popular Reina club, which left 39 dead and 69 wounded, four critically.

    Police are said to be investigating whether the killer belonged to the same terror cell that carried out the deadly suicide bomb and gun attack at Istanbul's Ataturk airport last June.

    http://news.sky.com/story/gunman-kills-39-and-injures-69-at-ny-party-in-turkey-10713901

    "Before you embark on a Journey of Revenge, Dig Two Graves" Confucius (504 bc)
    “The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”
    "If angry, count to ten. This will give you time to find a weapon." - Will Spencer
  • Lynsey_ADMIN_Lynsey_ADMIN_ Administrator

    'I had no idea he was an ISIS sympathiser - we came to Turkey for work': Istanbul nightclub gunman's wife tells police how she discovered he had murdered 39 people when she saw it on TV


    Turkish police said the suspect boarded a plane in Kyrgyzstan with his wife and children and it landed in Istanbul on November 20 this year. They then travelled by road to Konya in central Turkey via Ankara, arriving two days later, a police statement said. On December 29, he left Konya to travel by road to Istanbul, his wife said, adding that she only learned about the shooting when she saw it on the television. She had no idea that her husband is an ISIS sympathiser, she said.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4083438/A-massacre-military-planning-Highly-trained-Istanbul-nightclub-killer-used-FLARES-light-targets-weeks-entering-Turkey-wife-two-children.html


    "Before you embark on a Journey of Revenge, Dig Two Graves" Confucius (504 bc)
    “The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”
    "If angry, count to ten. This will give you time to find a weapon." - Will Spencer
  • Lynsey_ADMIN_Lynsey_ADMIN_ Administrator

    Nightclub attacker 'arrested in Istanbul'


    The man suspected of carrying out the New Year's Day shooting at an Istanbul nightclub has been arrested, according to local media.

    Abdulkadir Masharipov was caught by police officers in the Turkish capital's Esenyurt district, Hurriyet newspaper reports.

    Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack at Reina club, which left 39 dead and 69 wounded.


    http://news.sky.com/story/nightclub-attacker-arrested-in-istanbul-10731728

    "Before you embark on a Journey of Revenge, Dig Two Graves" Confucius (504 bc)
    “The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”
    "If angry, count to ten. This will give you time to find a weapon." - Will Spencer
  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    edited January 17
    Peculiar... there always seems to be a lot of "identity" confusion regarding these incidents. Suddenly no one knows that the person they've known forever is suddenly x, y or z.
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    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
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