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Turkey 'terror' attack: Gunfire reported in Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Eve, Photo Date: 12/31/16 Photo: DHA/ MGN. Turkey 'terror' attack: Gunfire reported in Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Eve, Photo Date: 12/31/16

January 02, 2017 04:06 PM

ISTANBUL (AP) - Turkish media reports say police have launched an operation in an Istanbul neighborhood in connection with the New Year's nightclub shooting attack that killed 39 people.

Haber Turk news channel said police, acting on a tip, were carrying out an operation at a home in Istanbul's Zeytinburnu neighborhood on Tuesday night.

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The private Dogan news agency says the operation is being carried out by special operations police with backing from a helicopter.

The assailant slipped from the scene of the attack at the Reina club early Sunday, taking advantage of the chaos that ensued after he opened fire.

Earlier, Turkey's deputy prime minister, Numan Kurtulmus, said authorities were close to identifying the gunman after obtaining his fingerprints and a description of his appearance.

Newspaper reports said the attacker was thought to be from a Central Asian nation.

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According to ABC News ISIS has claimed responsibility for the deadly shooting at a New Year's Eve celebration in Istanbul.

The shooting killed 39 people and injured about 70 others, including one American.  Authorities say a manhunt is still underway for the suspect.

ABC News says ISIS published a statement regarding the shooting on their propaganda channels on Monday.  

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Turkey 'terror' attack: Gunfire reported in Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Eve, Photo Date: 12/31/16
Reports Cite Police Activity at Istanbul Home
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