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Islamic State claims responsibility for Istanbul attack: statement

ISTANBUL: Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility on Monday for a New Year's Day mass shooting in a packed Istanbul nightclub that killed 39 people, an attack carried out by a lone gunman who remains at large. The militant group made the claim in a statement on one of its Telegram channels, a method it has used to claim attacks in the past. There was no immediate comment from Turkish officials. "In continuation of the blessed operations that Islamic State is conducting against the protector of the cross, Turkey,…