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Police Struggle in Hunt for Gunman in Istanbul Slayings

A Turkish police officer stands guard close to the site of an armed attack near the Reina night club.

A Turkish police officer stands guard close to the site of an armed attack near the Reina night club.

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Istanbul (AP) -- Turkish police struggled Monday to track down a gunman who attacked New Year's Eve revelers at a popular Istanbul nightclub, killing at least 39 people, most of them foreigners. Close to 70 more were wounded.

The attacker, armed with a long-barreled weapon, killed a policeman and a civilian outside the Reina club around 1:15 a.m. before entering and firing at people partying inside, Istanbul Gov. Vasip Sahin said.