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 Attack on Russia’s ambassador in Ankara. VIDEO

The diplomat was attacked in Turkish Ankara’s Contemporary Arts Gallery at the opening of exhibition called “Russia through Turks’ eyes.”

According to eyewitnesses, a lone gunman shot and seriously wounded Russia's ambassador to Turkey and at least three others Monday evening at an art center. The attacker shot the ambassador from behind while he was finishing his opening remarks at the opening of exhibition, Censor.NET reports.

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Turkish television released video of the attack on Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov. The footage shows a young man dressed in a suit shooting the diplomat from behind and then making several shots into the air. According to some reports, the gunman entered the building under the guise of police officer.



Karlov became Russian ambassador to Turkey in July 2013.
   
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