Istanbul Gunman: Video of suspected released as Isil claim nightclub attack

By on January 3, 2017
Istanbul Gunman: Video of suspected released as Isil claim nightclub attack

Istanbul Gunman: Video of suspected released as Isil claim nightclub attack

‘Selfie’ video shows alleged Istanbul nightclub gunman.

Turkish media have run a “selfie video” of a man they say is the gunman who killed 39 people at an Istanbul nightclub.

The video broadcast on Turkish television on Tuesday shows the alleged gunman filming himself at Taksim Square.

It was not immediately clear if it was filmed before or after the New Year’s massacre at the Reina nightclub.

ISIL said it carried out the attack. The gunman, who is still at large, has not been identified.

Several media reports said the man was believed to be from a Central Asian nation. Haber Turk newspaper said the man is thought to be a member of China’s Muslim Uighur minority. It said he arrived in the Turkish city of Konya with his wife and two children. His family was detained, it said.

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