The vicious attack took place at the opening of the “Russia through Turks’ eyes” photo exhibition held in Ankara, Turkish NTV news channel reports.
“The ambassador was delivering a speech at the opening of the exhibition, and suddenly, during his speech, there was a shriek ‘Allahu Akbar!’ — and someone started shooting,” an eyewitness told RIA Novosti.
“It is likely that the attack was aimed at the Ambassador because after the shots were made the assailant let those present escape the room.”
According to the reports, the assailant had a police ID and was member of Ankara riot police.
View with caution: the video showing the assailant right after the attack.