Breaking: Russian Ambassador Shot by Islamic Terrorist

Well dressed man shoots foreign dignitary while praising allah. Just one more attack in a string of violent crimes being committed in Turkey by radical islamists.

CNN– Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, was seriously wounded in a shooting Monday at an art exhibition in Ankara, Turkey’s official Anadolu news agency reported.

Karlov was giving a speech at the opening ceremony of a photo exhibit when an assailant opened fire, the news agency said.
Authorities haven’t said who they believe was responsible for the attack. Anadolu reported that the gunman had been neutralized. But it was not immediately clear whether the attacker was killed or captured by police.
The shooting of the ambassador is the latest in a long string of attacks in Turkey this year, although it’s the first in recent memory to be directed at a foreign dignitary.

According to Russian TV, the ambassador had been attending an exhibition called “Russia as seen by Turks”.

Mr Karlov was rushed to hospital.

Video of the event shows Mr Karlov making a speech when gunshots ring out.

The camera pulls back to show a smartly dressed gunman, wearing a suit and tie, waving a pistol and shouting.

He can be heard yelling “Don’t forget about Aleppo, don’t forget about Syria” and uses the Islamic phrase “Allahu Akbar” (God is great”).

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