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Attacker Stopped Outside Israeli Embassy in Turkey

A terrorist with a knife attempted to attack Israel's embassy in the Turkish capital. The Times of Israel's Raoul Wootliff reports that the attacker was shot and wounded before he could hurt anyone:

Suat Gencer, a florist working nearby, said he heard four shots and then ran to the embassy to see what had happened.

“I saw a man who had been shot in the leg. I didn’t see a knife but other witnesses said he had a knife and he would set a bomb off,” he told AFP at the scene.

Large numbers of police vehicles were at the scene and the local road was closed, while news channel CNN-Turk reported that a suspicious package was being investigated.

Israel’s Foreign Ministry said the assailant was shot by a local guard and that all its embassy staff were safe.

“The assailant was wounded in the foot. We don’t know if he was attacking police officers or the embassy itself,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said in a statement...

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