Caspian International News Agency– The terrorist had also attacked the security guards outside this club before entering.
According to Reuters, 500 to 600 people had gathered in this club to celebrate the new year.
Witnesses say that some people in this club threw themselves in the Bosphorus for fear of being killed, and the security jumped in to save them too.
Associated Press reported that 39 people, including 16 foreigners were killed in this attack.
Meanwhile, Istanbul governor said that in this terrorist attack, the attacker started shooting in the club and on his arrival shot a police officer dead.
Sputnik News had reported that the attackers were talking in Arabic. CNN has also reported that they were wearing Santa Clause costumes.
According to BBC, In the past few days Istanbul was on the alert and nearly 17000 police officers are on patrol in Istanbul.
(Translating by Negar Lotfi)