A gunman shot dead Russia’s ambassador to Ankara, Andrey Karlov, at an art exhibition on Monday while shouting out “Aleppo” and “revenge” as he fired, an eyewitness said.

The gunman was a policeman who was off duty entered the hall using a policeman ID, while journalists who were present thought he was one of the ambassador’s personal bodyguard.

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15 to 20 bullets were shot in total by both the gunman and the police. He killed the ambassador while injuring three others during the assassination.

After shooting the ambassador, he repeated the infamous phrase of former al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden “you will not have security, even in your dreams until we live it in reality in our countries.”

He was then killed by the police.

Last Update: Monday, 19 December 2016 KSA 21:20 – GMT 18:20
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