Belarus diplomat shot in Ankara

13:10, 25 July 2019
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Alexander Poganshev was attacked by his neighbor, a retired soldier, while taking a walk with his son, governor Vasip Sahin said. He added that the diplomat was taken to a hospital in Ankara and was receiving treatment, according to Reuters.

Anatoly Glaz, the spokesman for the Belarusian foreign ministry, said the shooter was mentally unstable.

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"An advisor to the Belarus embassy was attacked on his way back home with his child. He was fired at several times," the spokesman said, adding the diplomat was in a critical condition.

Sahin said the incident was due to a personal dispute, but said there were no further details available at the moment. He said prosecutors would investigate the incident.

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