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Russia Ambassador to Turkey reportedly shot dead

Monday, December 19, 2016 - 00:54

Turkish police gather at the scene in Ankara where Russia's ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, later died of his wounds after being shot in the Turkish capital. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION STORY: Russia's ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, died of his wounds after being shot in Ankara, the Turkish capital, Russia's state-run RIA news agency reported on Monday (December 19), citing an unnamed source. Earlier, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova confirmed to Russian news agencies that Karlov had been gunned down in an attack and hospitalized. Zakharova said Moscow was in touch with Turkish authorities about the attack. "Today, during a public event, an unknown person opened fire chaotically," Zakharova was cited as saying. "As a result, Andrey Karlov, the ambassador to Turkey, received a gunshot wound." Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the Interfax news agency that President Vladimir Putin had been told about the attack and would be studying a report from the intelligence services and foreign ministry on the incident.

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Russia Ambassador to Turkey reportedly shot dead

Monday, December 19, 2016 - 00:54