Shocking VIDEO: Would-be Attacker Sitting outside Israeli Embassy in Turkey’s Ankara

Wed Sep 21, 2016 19:07:44

Amateur video shows two attackers outside Israeli embassy in Ankara on Wednesday, one of them carrying a bag and brandishing a 30-cm (12-inch) knife as he approaches the embassy.

Amateur video showed a would-be attacker sitting outside the Israeli embassy in Ankara on Wednesday (September 21) after he was shot in the leg. The man was shot and wounded by Turkish police outside the embassy in the Turkish capital after he shouted slogans and wielded a knife, but initial inquiries indicated he had no links to an organized group, officials said.

The man, a 41-year-old from the central city of Konya, was carrying a bag and brandishing a 30-cm (12-inch) knife as he approached the embassy, the Ankara governor's office said in a statement. He was shot in the leg after ignoring a warning from police, the office said, adding he did not appear to be linked to a group.

Turkey faces multiple security threats, including ISIL (Daesh/ISIS//IS) militants blamed for bombings in Istanbul and elsewhere, and Kurdish militants following the resumption of a three-decade insurgency in the mainly Kurdish southeast last year; Reuters reported.


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