Russian ambassador Andrey Karlov shot dead

Source: Aljazeera

Russia’s ambassador to Ankara has been shot and killed in a gun attack in the Turkish capital, Russia’s foreign ministry said.

Andrey Karlov was several minutes into a speech at a photo exhibition when he was shot in the back multiple times on Monday evening, Turkish media said.

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova made the announcement in a live televised statement.

The attacker let the guests out of the exhibition venue after he shot the diplomat, according to local media reports. Several media outlets reported that a gun fight ensued after Karlov was shot.

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