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Shots Fired at US Embassy in Turkey

 Shots Fired at US Embassy in Turkey
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Monday, 20 August 2018 06:12 AM

Shots were fired at the U.S. Embassy in Turkey early Monday, striking a security booth outside the compound in the capital of Ankara, Turkish media reported.

The private Ihlas news agency said four to five rounds were fired from a moving white car and targeted the security booth outside Gate 6. It said one bullet hit a window but no one has been hurt.

The U.S. mission is closed this week as Turkey celebrates the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.

Police were dispatched after the shooting about 5 a.m. and were searching for the car.

Ties between Ankara and Washington have been strained over the case of an imprisoned American pastor, leading the U.S. to impose sanctions and increased tariffs that sent the Turkish lira tumbling last week.

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Shots were fired at the U.S. Embassy in Turkey early Monday, striking a security booth outside the compound in the capital of Ankara, Turkish media reported.
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2018-12-20
Monday, 20 August 2018 06:12 AM
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