first published on December 19, 2016 by Will
BREAKING: The Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, was shot multiple times in the back by an, as of yet, unidentified assassin while the envoy was giving a speech at an art exhibition in the Turkish capital city of Ankara. Karlov has been confirmed dead as a result of the attack.
Witnesses say the attacker spoke about the current situation in Aleppo, Syria just after shooting the Russian diplomat to death. He also claimed that he would not be leaving the venue alive. A battle with security forces ensued, and Turkish state media claimed the gunman was killed during the armed confrontation.