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Turkish lira at session lows after Russian ambassador shot

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A money changer counts Turkish lira bills at an currency exchange office in central Istanbul, Turkey, August 21, 2015.Murad Sezer/File Photo

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Turkish lira and Russian rouble fell to session lows against the dollar on Monday after the Russian ambassador to Turkey was seriously injured in a gun attack in the Turkish capital of Ankara.

The lira TRY= was last down about 0.6 percent at 3.526 lira per dollar, while the rouble RUB= hit a session low of 62.045 rouble per dollar before retracing to 61.9305, according to Reuters data.

Reporting by Richard Leong\; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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