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Andrey Karlov dies after being shot in Ankara


Russian ambassador to Turkey dead: Andrey Karlov dies after being shot in Ankara
Russia has says it regards the killing ‘as a terrorist attack’

A man gestures near to the body of a man at a photo gallery in Ankara, Turkey AP
The Russian ambassador to Turkey has died after being shot in the capital city of Ankara, the Russian foreign ministry has confirmed.

Andrey Karlov was shot in the back as he made a speech at a photo exhibit in the Turkish capital.

Mr Karlov was several minutes into a speech at the embassy-sponsored exhibition when a man wearing a suit and tie shouted “Allahu akbar” and fired at least eight shots, according to an AP photographer in the audience.

The gunman also reportedly shouted: “We die in Aleppo, you die here.”

It was reported the gunman shouted in Turkish: “Don’t forget Aleppo! Don’t forget Syria!”

He then yelled: “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.”