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Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 09:26

Russian ambassador shot dead in Turkey

By Agencies

ANKARA - The Russian ambassador to Turkey has died after being shot by a gunman in Ankara, where he was attending a photo exhibition, reported Russia Today citing information from the Russian Foreign Ministry.

The assault in Turkey is an “act of terrorism,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova told reporters on Monday evening.

Zakharova said Moscow was in touch with Turkish authorities about the attack.

"Today, during a public event, an unknown person opened fire chaotically," Zakharova was cited as saying. "As a result, Andrey Karlov, the ambassador to Turkey, received a gunshot wound."

Russian ambassador shot dead in Turkey
An unnamed gunman gestures after shooting the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, at a photo gallery in Ankara, Turkey, Dec 19, 2016. (Photo/IC)

Russian ambassador shot dead in Turkey
Andrei Karlov, the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, pauses during a speech at a photo exhibition in Ankara, Dec 19, 2016, moments before a gunman opened fire on him. (Photo/IC)

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