ISTANBUL, Jan. 2 ( Xinhua) -- Eight suspects have been detained on Monday over the nightclub attack early Sunday in Istanbul that killed 39 and injured over 60 others, local media reported.
A gunman stormed Reina nightclub and shot at hundreds of people gathering there for New Year celebrations, leaving at least 39 dead and over 60 others injured. Many of the victims were foreign nationals.
The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the carnage in a statement posted on social media.
Police have launched a manhunt for the gunman, who remains on the run after fleeing the nightclub in chaos.