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Foreigners among victims of Istanbul attack

Istanbul, Jan 1, 2017 (AFP)

At least 15 foreigners including several Arab nationals were among the dead in the New Year shooting rampage at an Istanbul nightclub, officials said on Sunday.
A total of 39 people were killed in the assault at the exclusive Reina club on the shores of the Bosphorus and 65 injured, officials said.
Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said that of 20 victims identified so far, 15 were foreigners and five were Turks.
Here is a breakdown of the nationality of the dead and wounded known so far:
– Saudi Arabia –
Riyadh’s consulate in Istanbul said that Saudis were among the victims, but gave no figures. The Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper however quoted a consulate source as saying that five Saudis including two women had died and 11 other people were injured. Al-Arabiya television also spoke of five dead and nine wounded.
– Jordan –
The foreign ministry in Amman said three Jordanians were killed and four injured, the official Petra news agency reported.
– Lebanon –
The Lebanese foreign ministry announced the death of three Lebanese and said another four were wounded.
“I was saved by my passport which I was carrying right near my heart,” one of the injured, Francois al-Asmar, told Lebanese television from his hospital bed.
– Tunisia –
The Tunisian foreign ministry said on its Facebook page that two Tunisians died, with media reports saying the victims were a businessman and his wife.
– India –
India’s external affairs minister said two nationals were among the dead, naming them as Abis Rizvi, the son of a former MP, and a woman, Khushi Shah.
– Israel –
The Israeli foreign ministry said a young Israeli woman, identified in the media as 19-year-old Leann Zaher Nasser, had died, and one of her friends was injured.
Turkey is a top tourist destination for Israelis, with tens of thousands visiting each year.
– Belgium –
Belgium’s foreign ministry confirmed that a man in his 20s, a Belgian-Turkish dual national, was killed.
– France –
Paris said a French-Tunisian dual national woman had died along with her Tunisian husband. It was not immediately known if they were among the dead listed by Tunis.
Another three French people were injured, the foreign ministry said.
– Libya –
One Libyan was killed and three others hurt in the attack, according to the north African country’s foreign ministry.
– Morocco –
Three Moroccans were wounded, the MAP news agency quoted the embassy in Ankara as saying.

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