Russian ambassador to Turkey assassinated by police officer ‘in revenge for Aleppo’

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Mirror

Russia’s ambassador to Turkey has been assassinated by a Turkish police officer in front of terrified witnesses allegedly in retaliation for the crisis in Aleppo.

The gunman reportedly shouted “Allahu Akbar” and said in Turkish “We die in Aleppo, you die here” during the shooting which left Ambassador Andrei Karlov dead.

The attacker was fatally shot by police after killing Mr Karlov and wounding at least three others in what Russia’s Foreign Ministry has called “an act of terrorism”.

Mr Karlov was delivering a speech at an art gallery in the capital of Ankara when he was shot from behind in a suspected radical Islamic attack, the Hurriyet newspaper reported.

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