Selfie video purportedly shows alleged Istanbul nightclub gunman

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Turkish media on Tuesday ran a “selfie video” of a man they say is the gunman who killed 39 people, most of them foreigners, at an Istanbul nightclub.

(FOX)- The video broadcast on Turkish television shows the alleged gunman filming himself with a cellphone at Istanbul’s Taksim square. It wasn’t immediately clear if it was filmed before or after the New Year’s massacre at the Reina nightclub.

No details have been released as to why the authorities might think the man on the video is a suspect in New Year’s attack, or how the footage was obtained.

The Islamic State group claimed the attack on Monday, saying a “soldier of the caliphate” had carried out the mass shooting in response to Turkish military operations against IS in northern Syria.

The authorities said they were making progress in identifying the gunman, who is still at large, and that at least eight people have been detained in connection with the attack.

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