Islamic Terrorist Assassinates Russian Ambassador [Updated]

This morning in Ankara, Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov was speaking at an art gallery when he was murdered by a Muslim terrorist. The terrorist shouted “Allahu akbar” and delivered a monologue about Russia’s actions in Syria. The gunman apparently agreed with Russia that its efforts are anti-terrorist.

A courageous Associated Press photographer who was present shot a stunning series of photos. The gunman approaches the ambassador from behind:

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The assassin was killed by police; unfortunately, not soon enough. No word yet on a Russian reaction.

UPDATE: It is being reported that the murderer was a 22-year-old off-duty Turkish policeman named Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş.

MORE: There is video of the attack, too. I am not going to post it because it includes the moment when the ambassador is shot, but you can see it here.

One more photo:

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