Russian Ambassador Assassinated by Police Officer In Turkey

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Russian ambassador Andrey Karlov was shot and killed while speaking at a photo exhibition in Ankara, Turkey earlier today.
The gunman opened fired and shot Karlov in the back multiple times several minutes into a speech he was delivering at the event. At least three others were wounded and transported to a local hospital in the exchange of fire. (WARNING: Graphic video below)
Более подробное видео с места убийства российского посла в Анкаре
Before being killed by Turkish special forces, the attacker, who has been identified as 22-year-old Turkish police officer Mert Altintas, shouted “Allahu Akbar” in Turkish to those in attendance, claiming his actions were for the ongoing battle in Aleppo.
The attacker, who was off-duty at the time of the slaying, exclaimed“Don’t forget Aleppo! Don’t forget Syria! Stand back! Stand back! Only death will take me out of here. Anyone who has a role in this oppression will die one by one.”
Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova labeled the event a “terrorist act”and said the “day is tragic in the history of the Russian diplomacy.” The attack comes amid evolving relations between Russia and Turkey; though Turkey aggravated tensions when its air force shot down a Russian plane last year, this year the two countries worked to restoreties in pursuit of economic interests.
U.S. officials have strongly condemned the attack, calling the gunman’s actions “heinous.”
 Attacker of Russian ambassador identified: Mert Altıntaş

From Aydın, Söke. Born 1994. Been active in police service since 2014.
Graphic photo warning: The Turkish policeman who shot the Russian ambassador was shot dead.
Ambassador Bass: I condemn in the strongest terms the heinous attack on Ambassador Karlov tonight.

Strongly condemn savage attack on  Amb to Andrey Karlov & several other ppl. Our thoughts are w/the victims & their families.
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