Istanbul:Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Lebanon and Libya were among those killed in a gun attack

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim (R) visits a survivor of the nightclub attack at a hospital in Istanbul, Turkey, January 1, 2017. Ali Balikci/Prime Minister's Press Office/Handout via REUTERS

ANKARA (Reuters) – Nationals of Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Lebanon and Libya were among those killed in a gun attack at a packed nightclub in Istanbul on Sunday, Turkish Family Minister Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya was quoted by the state-run Anadolu news agency as saying.

At least 39 people, many of them foreigners, were killed in the attack, in which the gunman opened fire at random in the Reina nightclub just over an hour into the new year.

(Reporting by Ece Toksabay; Writing by Nick Tattersall)

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