Russian ambassador to Turkey killed in shooting

The Russian ambassador to Turkey was shot and killed in the Turkish capital Ankara on Monday.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova confirmed Andrei Karlov had died of his wounds.

The shooting occurred as Karlov attended a Russian embassy-sponsored photo exhibition titled “Russia as Seen by Turks.”

The AP said one of its photographers was at the scene and reported a man wearing a suit and tie shouted “Allahu Akbar” and fired at least eight shots. The attacker also said some words in Russian and smashed several of the photos.

The Turkish news channel NTV reported that police later shot and killed the gunman.