The Russian ambassador to Ankara Andrei Karlov
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Russian ambassador to Turkey wounded in Ankara gun attack
MOSCOW,December 19, 19:43
The ambassador has been rushed to hospital with gunshot wound
ANKARA, December 19./TASS/. An armed man broke into the premises of a contemporary art gallery in Ankara on Monday where the opening ceremony of the photo exhibition ‘Russia as Seen by the Turks’ was underway, eyewitnesses told TASS.
They said the man committed an assassination attempt at Ambassador Andrei Karlov.
The attacker made shots at the Ambassador when he was ending his speech. After the shots, Karlov fell on the floor.
Karlov has been rushed to hospital with gunshot wound, according to Foreign Ministry spokeswoman.
A suspected assassin of the Ambassador was eliminated in the course of a special police operation, NTV television channel reported on Monday.
source: TASS – Russian News Agency