Several gunshots fired at US embassy in Turkish capital

20 Août, 2018, 12:18 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Shots were fired at a security booth outside the US Embassy in Turkey's capital Ankara

Turkish media reports say shots were fired at a security booth outside the U.S. Embassy here early Monday. No casualties were reported.

Police were dispatched after the shooting about 5 a.m. and were searching for the vehicle. The embassy was set to be closed this week for a public holiday to mark the Islamic Eid al-Adha festival.

USA embassy spokesman David Gainer confirmed to AFP that a "security incident" had taken place. "We have no reports of any injuries and we are investigating the details", David Gainer, the spokesperson of the US Embassy told the Hürriyet Daily News.

The incident come as Ankara and Washington are locked in a bitter dispute over Turkey's detention of an American pastor on terror-related charges.

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"We thank the Turkish National Police for their rapid response", he added.

We've got more newsletters we think you'll find interesting. The private Ihlas news agency said four to five rounds were fired from a moving white auto, targeting a security booth outside Gate 6.

Broadcaster Haberturk showed police teams inspecting one of the entrances to the embassy and apparent damage caused by a gunshot could be seen in one window. It said empty cartridges were found at the scene.

Shots were fired at a security booth outside the US Embassy in Turkey's capital, Ankara.

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