Reina nightclub attacker identified as Abdulkadir Masharipov

Reina nightclub attacker identified as Abdulkadir Masharipov

Turkish authorities announced today that the attacker behind the deadly New Year’s attack at Istanbul’s Reina nightclub is Abdulkadir Masharipov from Uzbekistan, reported SigmaLive’s Istanbul-based correspondent, APAreports quoting Daily Sabah.

Masharipov killed 39 and injured 69 during the attack, which so-called Islamic State claimed him to be their “soldier”.

Masharipov is currently Turkey’s most wanted after being on the run since the attack.

SigmaLive’s Istanbul-based correspondent added that Masharipov received help from an individual from Turkmenistan during his escape.

Reports earlier this week suggested Masharipov could either still be somewhere within Istanbul or on a Greek island.

  • 08 January 2017
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