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Istanbul nightclub attacker 'identified as Uzbek jihadist'

Turkish police have issued this image of the main suspect in the Reina nightclub shootingThe attacker who shot dead 39 people on New Year’s night at an Istanbul nightclub has been identified as an Uzbek jihadist who belongs to the extremist Islamic State (IS) group, Turkish press reports said. It said he has the code name of Ebu Muhammed Horasani within the IS extremist group. Despite an intense manhunt, he remains on the run, with some reports saying that he is still believed to be in Istanbul.

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