Russian ambassador gunned down, seriously wounded in Ankara


ANKARA, Dec 19 (Reuters) – The Russian ambassador to Ankara was seriously wounded in a gun attack in the Turkish capital on Monday and was taken to hospital, NTV and other broadcasters reported.

Hurriyet newspaper’s English website said Ambassador Andrei Karlov was shot while making a speech at an art gallery. NTV said three other people were wounded.

CNN Turk television said shooting was continuing in the building.

(Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu; Writing by Daren Butler; editing by Ralph Boulton)

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