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WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES - Assassin kills Russian ambassador to Turkey at photo exhibit
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A gunman believed to be a Turkish special forces officer wields gun after shooting Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov Monday at a photo gallery in Ankara.

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The gunman shouted "Allahu Akbar!" and is believed to have been angry about Russian action in Aleppo, Syria.

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The gunman was shot dead moments later.

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The incident was caught on camera, as well as video, as it occurred at a public event covered by the media.

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Karlov, who was shot at least once in the back, was previously ambassador to North Korea.

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The assassination comes as tensions between Russia and Turkey had begun to thaw after Turkey shot down a Russian fighter plane over a year ago.

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Karlov is shown here speaking at the gallery, as the man who would kill him looms in the background.

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Members of the audience huddle in fear as the gunman waves his weapon around and rants angrily.

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This woman is shown comforting a child in the aftermath of the chilling incident.

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WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES - Assassin kills Russian ambassador to Turkey at photo exhibit

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