The Jaish al-Fatah armed coalition has claimed responsibility for the murder of Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, the Al Sumaria TV network reported on Wednesday.

 

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The tragedy occurred during the opening ceremony of a photo exhibition devoted to Russia in the Center for Contemporary Art in Turkey’s capital Ankara on Monday evening. Three Turkish nationals were wounded and the attacker – a 22-year-old former police officer – was killed by local security forces. Russia’s Foreign Ministry said the assassination of the ambassador was an act of terrorism.