Attacker Of Russia's Ankara Ambassador Shouted 'Aleppo,' 'Revenge': Witness

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Attacker Of Russia's Ankara Ambassador Shouted 'Aleppo,' 'Revenge': Witness

An unnamed gunman gestures after shooting the Russian Ambassador to Turkey in Ankara.


Istanbul, Turkey:  A gunman who badly wounded Russia's ambassador to Ankara, Andrey Karlov, at an art exhibition Monday shouted out "Aleppo" and "revenge" as he fired, an eyewitness said.

"When the ambassador was delivering a speech, a tall man wearing a suit fired into the air first and then took aim at the ambassador," Hasim Kilic, a correspondent for the daily Hurriyet, told AFP. "He said something about 'Aleppo' and 'revenge'." The attack came after days of protests in Turkey over Russia's role in Syria.


 


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