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Bullet traces inside Istanbul nightclub bear witness to attack

Wednesday, January 04, 2017 - 00:57

Bullet traces and victims' belongings scattered around remain inside Reina nightclub where a gunman killed 39 people on New Year's Day. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Traces of the New Year's Day Istanbul attack could still be seen on Wednesday (January 4) inside Reina nightclub where a gunman killed 39 people. Bullet holes bore witness to the attack which also left dozens of people injured. Jackets, shoes and belongings of the victims left behind were still lying on sofas, chairs, tables and the floor, four days after the attack. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said earlier on Wednesday that linking lifestyle differences with the attack at an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Day was a deliberate attempt to divide the nation and that the state never meddled in how people lived. The gunman shot dead a police officer and a civilian at the entrance to the exclusive Reina nightclub on Sunday (January 1), then opened fire with an automatic rifle inside, reloading his weapon half a dozen times and shooting the wounded as they lay on the ground. The attack was claimed by Islamic State.

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Bullet traces inside Istanbul nightclub bear witness to attack

Wednesday, January 04, 2017 - 00:57