Identities of 38 victims, including 25 foreigners, confirmed in Istanbul nightclub attack
REUTERS photoThe identities of 38 victims killed in an armed attack at Reina nightclub in central Istanbul on Jan. 1 have been confirmed as 25 foreign nationals and 11 Turkish nationals.
The foreign victims were identified as seven Saudi Arabian nationals, three Lebanese, two Tunisians, two Indians, two Moroccans, two Jordanians, two Iraqis, one Kuwaiti, one Canadian, one Israeli, one Syrian and one Russian.
Twenty-five of the victims were men and 14 were women.
One victim was identified as a Turkish-Belgian dual national. Meanwhile, works to identify the remaining victim have been ongoing.
The funerals of 13 victims, including 11 Turkish, one Iraqi, and the Turkish-Belgian were given to their relatives following their autopsy and identification proceedings at the Istanbul’s Forensic Medical Institute.
A total of 39 we killed in the armed attack at Istanbul’s famous Reina nightclub in the early hours of Jan. 1. The gunman had reportedly entered the club by killing a policeman and a civilian at the entrance and later shot his way into the club targeting New Year’s Eve revelers.