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gunman shoot Russian Ambassador in Turkey

gunmenThe Russian ambassador to Turkey was shot dead by an off-duty Turkish police officer at an art gallery in Ankara in an apparent ‘revenge’ attack at the conflict in Syria.

Ambassador Andrei Karlov, 62, was repeatedly shot in the back at close range by a gunman shouting: ‘Allahu Akbar (God is Great). We die in Aleppo, you die here!’ He also screamed: ‘Only death will take me out of here.’The gunman has been identified as Mevlüt Mert Altintas, 22, a member of Ankara’s police riot squad, fired into the air before taking aim at the ambassador.

Three others were also injured, according to local media report.

 

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