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An assailant(s) dressed as Santa Claus reportedly opened fire at Reina nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey, killing at least 35 and injuring several others, ABC reported.
There were more than 500 people in attendance at the nightclub to celebrate New Year’s, the station reported.
“Gov. Vasip Sahin of Istanbul Province called it a terrorist attack,” the New York Times reported.
Footage from the scene showed chaos as civilians were escorted out, and at least six ambulances were seen, private NTV television reported, according to ABC.
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The assailant was reportedly dressed in Santa Claus attire:
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A safety check has been set in place for people in the area of Istanbul to confirm their safety via Facebook:
One tweet stated that a “long-range weapon” was used to kill at least 35 people:
Bodies were reportedly strewn along the streets:
The tragedy happened as New Year’s Eve was being celebrated at Reina nightclub: