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India strongly condemns assassination of Russian ambassador Karlov in Turkey

India On Tuesday Condemned The Assassination Of Andrei Karlov, Russian Ambassador To Turkey.

PTI | Updated on: 20 Dec 2016, 01:39:04 PM
Andrei Karlov, Former Russian Ambassador to Turkey - File Photo

New Delhi:

India on Tuesday condemned the assassination of Andrei Karlov, Russian ambassador to Turkey. India has expressed it shock on the dastardly act and stated that there can never be any justification for terrorism.

"India strongly condemns the tragic assassination of the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Turkey. We are deeply saddened and shocked by this dastardly act," the External Affairs Ministry said.

Karlov was shot dead by a Turkish gunman at an art exhibition in Ankara last evening. "We offer our condolences to the family of Ambassador Andrey Karlov and share their pain and grief. There can never be any justification for violence and terrorism," the MEA said in a statement.

The gunman shouted "God is great!" and "don't forget Aleppo, don't forget Syria", after killing the envoy. 

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First Published : 20 Dec 2016, 01:26:00 PM