Russia says ambassador to Ankara dies after gun attack.
Private NTV news channel reports Turkish police have fatally shot gunman who attacked Russian ambassador. Allah Akbar! Do not forget Aleppo!” said the gunman, according to the widely circulated video. “Do not forget Syria! Do not forget Aleppo!
Update: A hostage situation is believed to be underway, with the injured ambassador, the gunman and others still inside.
Ankara: Russian ambassador shot in Ankara, seriously injured, taken to hospital. The Russian ambassador to Ankara, Turkey, has been seriously wounded in a gun attack and taken to hospital, according to Turkish channel NTV. Andrey Karlov has represented Russia in the country since 2013.
Several others were injured in the ambush. They are believed to still be inside the gallery with the gunman. It comes a day after protests in Turkey over Russia’s military action in Syria.