Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, accompanied by ministers talk to the media

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
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, accompanied by Health Minister Recep Akdag (L) and Minister of Family and Social Policies Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya (R), talks to media after he visited survivors of the nightclub attack at a hospital in Istanbul, Turkey, January 1, 2017. Ali Balikci/Prime Minister’s Press Office/Handout via REUTERS

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Three Lebanese citizens were among those killed in a New Year attack on a nightclub in Istanbul that left at least 39 people dead, Lebanon’s foreign ministry said.

Four other Lebanese were wounded in the attack, it said, when a gunman opened fire on revellers at a packed nightclub on the shores of Istanbul’s Bosphorus waterway.

The ministry named those killed as Elias Wardini, Haykal Mousallem and Rita Shami.

Nationals of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Libya, Israel, a Turkish-Belgian dual citizen and a Franco-Tunisian woman were among those killed, officials said.

(Reporting by John Davison and Hoda Shadeed; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)


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