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Istanbul attack: Dozens killed at Turkish nightclub, official says

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At least 39 people were killed and at least 69 wounded in an attack in a nightclub early Sunday as they were celebrating the new year, Turkey's Interior Minister said.

At least 39 people were killed and at least 69 wounded in an attack in a nightclub early Sunday as they were celebrating the new year, Turkey's Interior Minister said.

"We are face to face with a terror attack," Interior minister Suleyman Soylu told reporters.

Twenty-one of the dead have been identified, he said. Of those, 16 were foreign nationals and five were Turkish.

US officials also called it a terrorist attack, making it the first of 2017.

Latest developments

The death toll from the Reina nightclub shooting has risen to 39

The number of injured is at 69; "Four of them are in critical condition -- one very critical," says Interior Minister

At least one gunman still on the run -- it is unclear how many attackers were present

No claim of responsibility has yet been made

US, Turkish officials say incident is a terrorist attack


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