Person who shoot #Russia ambassador in #Turkey was part of his security detail..He is just casually behind the guy? Was there a trap door or did people just think he was security?shot in the back.Person who shoot #Russia ambassador in #Turkey was part of his security detail..

Russian Ambassador to Ankara Andrey Karlov was killed on Monday following an attack by an unidentified gunman during the opening of an art exhibition in the Turkish capital.

The assailant was ‘killed’ during an operation by special forces at the scene, the Contemporary Art Gallery in Ankara’s central Çankaya district.

Karlov was taken to hospital immediately after being shot at least eight times, several other people were also wounded in the attack.

Russian officials initially said that the attack was carried out by a radical extremist. The Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson said following the death of Karlov that the country considers the attack as a “terrorist act.”

Turkish security officials identified the attacker as Mert Altıntaş, who had graduated from İzmir Rüştü Ünsal Police Academy in 2014.

“When the ambassador was delivering a speech, a tall man wearing a suit fired into the air and then took aim at the ambassador,” a witness said. “He said something about ‘Aleppo’ and ‘revenge’.”

Photographers captured the man in a black suit holding a pistol, standing close to a podium in the gallery, with pictures hung on the walls. Four people, including what appeared to be the ambassador, were seen laying on the floor.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a televised statement that the ministry would soon comment on “the attack on the Russian ambassador in Turkey.”





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