Several gunshots were fired today from a vehicle at the US Embassy in the Turkish capital, causing no casualties, Reuters reported.
An unidentified assailant or assailants fired six bullets at an embassy security gate from a passing white vehicle around 05:30am local time (02:30 GMT), three bullets hitting an iron door and a window, the Ankara governor’s office said in a statement.
It said an investigation was ongoing.
The embassy is closed this week for a public holiday to mark Eid Al-Adha.
“We can confirm a security incident took place at the US Embassy early this morning. We have no reports of any injuries and we are investigating the details,” said David Gainer, the embassy spokesperson.
“We thank the Turkish National Police for their rapid response.”
Video from outside the US Embassy in Ankara immediately after shots fired.
You can see the bullet hit the security guard cabin and bullet shell on the ground (Credit; IHA) pic.twitter.com/D9KGpDQ72Y
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Video footage from 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.