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24 Jul 2019 | 08:06 PM UTC

Turkey: Diplomat wounded in shooting in Ankara July 24

Turkey News Alert

Shooting incident leaves Belarusian diplomat injured in Ankara July 24; heightened security presence expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/24/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/25/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Istanbul). COUNTRY/REGION Ankara

Event

An unidentified armed assailant reportedly shot and wounded a Belarusian diplomat in Ankara on Wednesday evening (local time), July 24. The victim, identified the undersecretary of administrative affairs at the Belarusian Embassy, was targeted by the attacker outside the embassy building as part of a "long-standing feud." Police indicated the assailant, who took his own life, may have been mentally unstable. 

A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are likely in the abovementioned area over the coming hours. 

Advice

Individuals in Ankara are advised to monitor developments, prepare for a heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions around the incident site, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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