Milton Ont. woman identified as Canadian killed in Turkey nightclub attack

The Canadian woman killed in the attack on a Turkish nightclub on New Year’s Evehas been identified as Alaa Al-Muhandis.

The Milton, Ont. native was travelling overseas on a “vacation/business trip” when the attack occurred, her husband Asal Ahmed confirmed in a statement.

“Alaa was an outgoing, optimistic and loving person, she was the proud mother of two lovely kids, and a wonderful wife,” Ahmed said of his wife.

He said she had been vacationing in Jordan before heading to Turkey with friends for New Year’s Eve. She was to return home to Canada shortly thereafter.

“Friends and family are in total shock for their great loss and ask for privacy and respect at this devastating time while we mourn,” he said.

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