Report: Gunman who killed Russian ambassador was Turkish riot police

By REUTERS
December 19, 2016 21:20

 
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ANKARA - The gunman who killed the Russian ambassador to Turkey in an attack at an art gallery on Monday evening was a police officer who worked for the Ankara riot police, Turkey's interior minister said.

Suleyman Soylu told reporters that the assassination "has deeply" saddened the Turkish nation, saying it came at a time when Turkey and Russia had improved relations.

Soylu also said that three other people were wounded in the attack, none seriously, and that one had been released already.


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