Monday 19 December 2016

Russian ambassador shot dead in Ankara, truck driven into Christmas market in Berlin

The Russian ambassador to Turkey was shot dead earlier this evening in an Ankara art gallery by a gunman shouting Allahu Akbar.

Warning: video shows Andrey Karlov being shot.

A short while ago, Belgian police put the Schaerbeek district of Brussels into lockdown while they carried out a security operation.

At around the same time, a lorry was driven into a Christmas market in Breitscheidplatz in Berlin killing at least 9 people and injuring at least 50 more according to social media reports.

On Friday 200 SAS troops carried out undercover public protection operations in key cities in the UK in response to intelligence from MI5 suggesting an attack was imminent.