Seven Saudis among other Arabs killed in Turkey nightclub attack

CCTV footage alleging to show the gunman storming Reina club, one of Istanbul's most exclusive nightspots. (Screengrab)

A source in Istanbul has confirmed that at least seven Saudi citizens were killed and nine others injured in the attack on Reina nightclub in Sunday's attack on Reina nightclub in Istanbul during New Year’s Eve festivities.

One Kuwaiti was killed while five were injured, Al Arabiya's correspondent reported.

Tunisian foreign ministry also announced that two of their citizens were among the killed while Lebanese authorities said as that five Lebanese have been injured during the same attack.

Among those injured are Nidal Beshrawi, Nasser Bechara, Francois al-Asmar, in addition to the daughter of Member of Parliament Estephan El-Douaihy.

Lebanon, Morocco and Jordan's foreign ministry confirmed that three of their citizens each were killed in the attack.

Arab foreign ministries said that following the attack, they are following up on the situation of the injured with their representatives in Turkey.

A gunman stormed the Reina club, one of Istanbul's most exclusive nightspots, and went on a shooting rampage inside, according to Turkish officials who said the dead included at least 15 foreigners.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:49 - GMT 06:49
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