29.7 C
New Delhi
Tuesday 22 October 2019
India Manhunt on for Istanbul terrorist

Manhunt on for Istanbul terrorist

-

- Advertisment -

Istanbul: A massive manhunt is going on for the terrorist who killed 39 people in the nightclub Reina early on Sunday before managing to escape in the ensuing chaos.

Turkey’s interior minister, Suleyman Soylu, said that police are hunting for one terrorist after the attacker opened fire in the night spot in Ortakoy neighbourhood at around 1:15 am on Sunday.

Armed with a long-barreled weapon the attacker is said to have killed a policeman and a civilian before entering Reina where a New Year’s party was going on.

Reina is one of Istanbul’s best known nightclubs popular both with locals and tourists. During the attack some people jumped into the waters of the Bosphorous, which run next to the nightclub, to save themselves.

A CCTV footage has emerged showing the moment when the masked terrorist attacked the nightclub in Istanbul. The footage appears to show a customer being shot inside the club, before the gunman shows up and flees.

There were 15 foreigners among the dead including 2 Indians. The victims were Mr Abis Rizvi son of former Rajya Sabha MP and Ms. Khusi Shah. Rizvi was CEO of Rizvi Builders and had produced a number of films too.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the attack was staged to create chaos in Turkey. The Ortakoy neighborhood, where the club was located, is home to various nightclubs, restaurants, and art galleries.

While no group has as yet claimed responsibility for the attacks, it is believed to have been done by supporters of the Islamic State.

The Kurdish fighters of the PKK are known to target mostly members of Turkey’s security forces rather than civilians. They have denied their involvement in the attack.

Subscribe to our newsletter

You will get all our latest news and articles via email when you subscribe

The email despatches will be non-commercial in nature
Disputes, if any, subject to jurisdiction in New Delhi

Leave a Reply

Opinion

Aaditya Thackeray, Shiv Sena’s Existential Gambit

With leaders deserting Shiv Sena or debilitated with age, the party's footprint shrinking and Uddhav lacking Balasaheb's charisma, Aaditya had to step in to maintain the dynasty that has mostly been betrayed when politicians not from the Thackeray family were trusted

Karva Chauth: Faith, legend behind viewing the moon through a sieve

The legend and Karva Chauth rituals vary across Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Delhi and, in south India, Andhra Pradesh

Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir, Here We Come!

Study Wuhan and Mamallapuram in the backdrop of the fact that things are not quite working out in China-Pakistan economic relations, notwithstanding the urge of the communist state to contain India and that of the Islamic state to challenge it

Slowdown Has Reasons Other Than GST, Demonetisation

When all economic sectors decline, the mood of the market turns sombre, turning investors all the more reluctant to pump in money; the interdependence of industries means that the slowdown suffered by one would affect many

Where China & India, Resisting & Improving Democracy, Meet

What you see in Hong Kong is China resisting democracy; what you see in Kashmir is India promoting it; a reasonably capitalist China does not offer freedom politically but India, held back at times by the choice of the people, is still opening up; there could be a point of convergence as the two nations move in opposite directions
- Advertisement -

Elsewhere

Terrorist camps reactivated along LoC; Army on vigil

Camps were built in many new places too, but they did not last long as terrorist groups have repeatedly changed their locations

Kartarpur Corridor: Pakistan ready for talks on India’s terms

India and Pakistan had earlier reached an agreement on the Kartarpur Corridor except on the condition of service charges for the pilgrims

Killers of Kamlesh Tiwari spotted; Ashfaq, Moin elusive

While the plot was hatched in Gujarat, those arrested from Surat were conspirators; police are pursuing the killers spotted in Shahjahanpur

Aaditya Thackeray, Shiv Sena’s Existential Gambit

With leaders deserting Shiv Sena or debilitated with age, the party's footprint shrinking and Uddhav lacking Balasaheb's charisma, Aaditya had to step in to maintain the dynasty that has mostly been betrayed when politicians not from the Thackeray family were trusted

The curious case of Bangladeshi beard turning saffron

While the beard underscores a Bangladeshi's Muslim identity where fashion is otherwise taboo, they are encouraged by the fact that Prophet Mohammed had set a precedent

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you

%d bloggers like this: