Gunman attacked restaurant in Istanbul

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DUSHANBE, 31.01.2017. /NIAT Khovar/. One person was killed and two others wounded on Monday when a gunman opened fire in a restaurant in Istanbul, Xinhua news agency reported citing local media.

According to the Hurriyet daily, the man fired shots within a popular restaurant in Istanbul's Asian district of Beykoz, sparking panic among the public as the incident was reminiscent of the attack on the city's Reina nightclub on New Year's Day, in which 39 people were killed in a shooting spree by an Islamic State militant.

Preliminary police reports showed the latest assault was not terror related and the attacker has been detained, the daily said.

The gunman shot dead a person who allegedly killed his father 12 years ago, Hurriyet said, noting two other people were injured in the shooting.

Source: National information agency of Tajikistan