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Police may have found Istanbul nightclub attacker

Turkish police say they may have found the gunman who opened fire on an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Day killing 39 people and wounding 70 more.

Here's what we know about him:

  • The attacker was a lone gunman who opened fire in the Reina nightclub in the Ortakoy district of Istanbul at around 1.30am on New Year's Day
  • He was captured on CCTV before and after the incident
  • His identity has been established but officials have not publicly released his name
  • It is thought he is a member of the Uighur community - a Muslim group who live in western China
  • More than 50 people, including the suspect's wife, have been detained in connection with the attack
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Body of Indian film producer killed in Istanbul repatriated

Abis Rizvi was among 39 people killed at the Reina nightclub on New Year's Day. Credit: AP

The body of a Bollywood film producer, who was a victim of the gun attack at an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Day, has been brought home to Mumbai from Turkey.

Bollywood actors joined other friends and family to mourn Abis Rizvi, 49, on Wednesday morning.

Mr Rizvi was one of two Indian victims of the attack and his funeral will be held later today.

He wrote, produced and directed the Bollywood movie 'Roar: The Tigers of Sunderbans' in 2014, aimed at spreading awareness of tigers.

Nearly two-thirds of the people killed at the Reina nightclub were foreigners, many from the Middle East.

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