INTERNATIONAL: Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov shot dead in Ankara

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INTERNATIONAL: Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov shot dead in Ankara

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

Police later killed the assailant, Turkish station NTV reported.

Andrey Karlov, 62, was several minutes into a speech at an embassy-sponsored photo exhibition when a man in a suit shot the diplomat in the back from close range multiple times on Monday evening.

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova made the announcement of Karlov’s death in a live televised statement.

The assailant was a 22-year-old off-duty police officer who worked in the Turkish capital, said Ankara’s mayor Melih Gokcek.

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  1. Well when blaming the Russians for everything didn't get their attention, damn it just kill the Russians smh

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