ISIS Claims Responsibility for Istanbul Nightclub Attack

The Islamic State (IS) international terrorist group has claimed responsibility for  shooting in Istanbul,

The Islamic State issued a claim of responsibility on Monday for an attack in Turkey, saying in a statement that the shooting early on New Year’s Day at an Istanbul nightclub that killed at least 39 people was carried out by “a hero soldier of the caliphate.”


In the statement, the militant group said that the attack had been carried out “in continuation of the blessed operations that the Islamic State is conducting against Turkey, the protector of the cross.”

“A hero soldier of the caliphate attacked one of the most famous nightclubs, where Christians celebrated their pagan holiday,” read the statement from the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL. “They used hand grenades and a machine gun and transformed their celebration to mourning.”