Terrorism is like a demon, will kill its creator: Defence expert on Istanbul attack

| Updated: Jan 01, 2017 18:27 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan 1 (ANI): Condemning the brutal attack on an Istanbul nightclub last night, defence expert Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) D.S. Grewal on Sunday said the world must take serious steps to finish terrorism; otherwise one day terrorism will finish the world. "No country is taking sufficient action against terrorism. The world must take serious steps to actually finish terrorism, otherwise, it will finish the world. It is a demon which will kill its creator," said Grewal. He further said the way people were killed in the attack shows that there is no humanity left. Another defence expert, Qamar Agha, appealed to the international community to criticize the incident and called for some serious action to curb terrorism around the world. Of the 39 people killed in Istanbul nightclub attack on New Year's Day, 16 were foreign nationals, said Turkish Interior minister Süleyman Soylu. Sixty-nine others have also been injured after a gunman reportedly dressed as Father Christmas entered and opened fire at the crowd in Reina nightclub, reports the Guardian. The Turkish Minister said that the gunman was still on the run, contrary to earlier statements by authorities that the gunman had been killed. The city's governor, Vasip Sahin, said the attacker, armed with a long-barrelled weapon, killed a policeman and a civilian outside the Reina club at about 1.45am before moving inside. (ANI)