Putin’s aide killed: ANOTHER Russian government official ‘SHOT DEAD’ at his Moscow home


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Putin’s aide killed: ANOTHER Russian government official ‘SHOT DEAD’ at his Moscow home

A SENIOR figure within Russia’s foreign ministry is reported to have died from gunshot wounds at his Moscow flat just hours after the assassination of Russia’s ambassador in Turkey yesterday afternoon.

By Zoe Efstathiou

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Andrei Karlov was shot dead on Monday afternoon by a gunman

According to unconfirmed reports, a man’s body, believed to be one of the department heads within Russia’s foreign ministry, was found dead early this morning.Two shells were allegedly found alongside a gun under the kitchen sink.
The wife of the man, who has not been named, is said to have been at the apartment.The Kremlin has not confirmed or denied the reports.Meanwhile speculation abounds over whether the alleged incident could have been murder or suicide.The shocking news comes after Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, was gunned down at an art gallery in the capital, Ankara.

Footage from the incident shows a gunman, in a suit, pointing his gun at the crowd and shouting “Allah Akbar” before adding, “You Russians destroyed Aleppo and Syria”.

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Karlov’s body shortly after he was gunned down

The gunman then fatally shoots Mr Karlov, who had been delivering a speech, in the back five times.The 22-year-old gunman was then shot down at the scene.Vladimir Putin responded to Karlov’s death and said it was “clearly a provocation” and vowed to make those responsible “feel the heat”.He said: “This murder is clearly a provocation aimed at undermining the improvement and normalisation of Russian-Turkish relations as well as undermining the peace process in Syria promoted by Russia, Turkey, Iran and other countries interested in solving this conflict in Syria.

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Karlov’s killer was police officer Mevlut Mert Altintas

“The only response we should offer to this murder is stepping up our fight against terror.”The Russian leader added: “The criminals will feel the heat. The Russian investigative committee has already launched an investigation into this killing and has been tasked with forming a working group that will fly to Ankara and join Turkish colleagues investigating this murder, something we agreed on in my phone conversation with the Turkish president just now.”