One person was been wounded by gunfire during an attack on Israel’s embassy in Ankara, Turkey.
Turkish NTV reported that the shooting took place while two people attempted to enter the embassy, though the number of attackers has not been confirmed.
— Abdullah Bozkurt (@abdbozkurt) September 21, 2016
Witnesses claim a man armed with a knife shouted “Allahu akbar” while attempting to enter the embassy.
According to a report by CNN, the incident was an attempted stabbing attack, and the attacker was shot in the leg by a Turkish police officer.
The Israeli Foreign Ministry issued a statement, saying that all embassy staff members were safe and accounted for.
According to a Ministry spokesperson, one assailant targeting the embassy was shot by a security agent.
“The assailant was shot and wounded by a local security man,” the spokesperson said, adding that he was “wounded before he reached the embassy.”
Local police are currently examining a suspicious object at the scene.
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