Shots Fired at US Embassy in Turkey

Officials say nobody was hurt in Ankara attack
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 20, 2018 12:00 AM CDT
Shots Fired at US Embassy in Turkey
A security guard stands outside the entrance to the US Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018.   (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

Unknown attackers fired shots at a security booth outside the US Embassy in Turkey's capital early Monday, but US officials said no one was hurt. The Ankara governor's office said six shots were fired from a moving white car toward the embassy compound at 5:30am, the AP reports. Three of the bullets hit the gate and a window. The statement from the governor's office said the investigation was ongoing and the suspect or suspects have not yet been identified. US Embassy spokesman David Gainer thanked police for their "rapid response" and said no injuries had been reported. The US mission is closed this week as Turkey celebrates the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. (More Turkey stories.)

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