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Russian Ambassador To Turkey Shot Dead In Ankara

The Russian ambassador to Ankara was shot dead in an attack at an art gallery in the Turkish capital. Reuters quoted a Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, who confirmed the death of envoy Andrei Karlov after the incident on December 19. Reports said he was shot by a gunman shouting: "This payback is for Aleppo," referring to the Syrian city which has been under heavy attack by Russian and Syrian forces. Turkey's Anadolu news agency said the gunman was "neutralized" soon after the attack. (AP still photo/Reuters video)