Istanbul: It’s less than 24 hours of the night club terrorist attack in Istanbul and news are coming that an unidentified gunman has opened fire on an Istanbul mosque. Two people have been taken to hospital following the shooting at the Hasan Pasha Mosque in Algeria mosque in the north of the Capital city. 

It comes on the same day a gunman, who appeared to be dressed in a Santa Claus hat, opened fire in the Reina nightclub in Istanbul's Ortaköy district sending terrified revellers diving into the Bosphorus River for cover.

A further 69 people are thought to have been wounded in the attack, which happened in the early hours of this morning. 

The mosque shooting came this afternoon as people gathered at the mosque for prayers when an gunman opened fire with a rifle.

Police have launched an investigation but authorities say there is no reason to believe there was a 'political cause'.