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Victims of Istanbul nightclub attack remembered

Some 100 people gather outside an Istanbul nightclub Sunday to remember the victims of a deadly New Year’s attack a year ago.

The group, holding carnations, observes a moment of silence. Among them were families of victims and consular and local officials. Islamic, Christian and Jewish prayers were recited.

Early on January 1, 2017, an assailant shot his way into the Reina nightclub where hundreds were celebrating the New Year. Thirty-nine people were killed — mostly foreigners — and 79 wounded.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility.

Lead suspect Abdulkadir Masharipov was apprehended in a police operation after two weeks in hiding. He is on trial along with 56 others.

AP

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