01 January, New Delhi
Two Indians were also killed among at least 39 people dead and in an attack in a nightclub early today as they were celebrating the new year, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj confirmed the Indian casualties.
“I have a bad news from Turkey. We have lost two Indian nationals in the Istanbul attack. Indian Ambassador is on way to Istanbul,” she said in series of tweets.
The victims are Abis Rizvi, son of a former Rajya Sabha MP and Khushi Shah from Gujarat, she said.Twenty-one of the dead have been identified. Of those, 16 were foreign nationals and five were Turkish.