Gunshots were heard in front of the embassy building, according to the Daily Sabah English-language daily. Security forces have reportedly “neutralized” one of two assailants, it added. Previous reports claimed the attacker was killed.

 

 

The outlet said embassy staff were sent into hiding as a safety precaution, and police units and ambulances were dispatched to the scene.

 

According to CNN Turk, an attacker has been shot in the leg after a stabbing attempt at the entrance to the embassy.