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Monday, 19 December 2016

Russian Ambassador shot dead in Turkey by lone gunman

OMG! A man in tuxedo screaming 'Allahu Akbar... We die in Alleppo, you die here this evening shot dead the Russian ambassador to Turkey at an Ankara art gallery.

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!'

The shooter then yelled: 'Stand back! Stand back! Only death will take me out of here. Anyone who has a role in this oppression will die one by one.'


The killer - who was shot dead by police - was Mevl├╝t Mert Altintas, 22, an off-duty member of the Ankara special forces police department.

A video of the horrific attack shows Altintas, dressed in a suit and tie, pacing the gallery while brandishing a gun in one hand.

Meanwhile the US Security Department reported an 'ongoing security incident' outside the US Embassy in Ankara, near to the gallery where Mr Karlov was shot.

The fatal attack follows days of protests in Turkey over Russia's role in Syria.

Video credit: Daily mail

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