Shooting reported in US embassy in Ankara

Orient Net 2018-08-20 09:06:00

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Gunshots were fired from a vehicle at the US Embassy in the Turkish capital of Ankara amid escalating tense relations with Washington.

The early morning attack, which resulted in no casualties, saw an unidentified assailant or assailants fire six bullets at the embassy’s security gates at around 5.30am local time (2.30am GMT). 

The Ankara govenor’s office said in a statement that three bullets hit an iron door and a window. 

Video footage from broadcaster Haberturk showed police inspecting one of the entrances to the building and what looked like damage inflicted on a window by a gunshot could be seen.