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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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CCTV 'captures Istanbul attack suspect on way to Reina'

Video footage has emerged allegedly showing the Istanbul nightclub attacker leaving the Zeytinburnu district for the Reina nightclub.

The CCTV video, obtained by ITV News, was recorded at 10.49pm on December 31 and shows a man walking down the road wearing a hooded coat and carrying a large rucksack.

It is believed the rucksack contained the weapon that he used to kill 39 people during a mass shooting at the nightclub less than two hours later.

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