Russian ambassador to Turkey seriously wounded in gun attack

Written by on December 19, 2016 in Europe - Comments Off on Russian ambassador to Turkey seriously wounded in gun attack

Russian Ambassador Andrey Karlov has been shot at an art gallery in the Turkish capital, Ankara. Local news reports indicate the situation is still unfolding.

A gunman has reportedly fired several shots at the the Russian ambassador to Turkey. Early reports indicate that Ambassador Andrey Karlov was seriously wounded in the attack, which occured while he was visiting a photo exhibit. The Russian foreign ministry confirmed that Karlov was hospitalized with a gunshot wound. Karlov has served as Russia’s representative to Turkey since 2013.

Turkish news outlets reported that three other people had also sustained wounds during the assault.

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