Turkish media name perpetrator of NYE nightclub massacre

Turkish media name perpetrator of NYE nightclub massacre

Turkish police has released the name of the Islamic State terrorist behind the deadly New Year shooting at the Reina nightclub in Istanbul, local media report. Turkey’s most wanted, known so far under his alias, has been named as Abdulgadir Masharipov.

Istanbul Police Department said that Masharipov is of Uzbek origin and is known in terrorist circles as “Abu Muhammed Horasani,” according to a number of Turkish news outlets, RT reports.

Authorities believe that he is responsible for slaughtering 39 people and wounding 65 others in Istanbul during New Year's eve celebrations.

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