One 'Neutralized' in Armed Attack on Israeli Embassy in Turkey

© REUTERS / Umit BektasA bomb disposal expert prepares to examine a bag in front of the Israeli Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, September 21, 2016
A bomb disposal expert prepares to examine a bag in front of the Israeli Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, September 21, 2016 - Sputnik International
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One of two assailants has been wounded in an armed attack on the Israeli Embassy in Turkey, local media reported Wednesday.

Turkish Supporters are silhouetted against a screan showing President Tayyip Erdogan during a pro-government demonstration in Ankara, Turkey, July 17, 2016. - Sputnik International
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ANKARA (Sputnik) Gunshots were heard in front of the embassy building, according to the Daily Sabah English-language daily. Security forces have reportedly "neutralized" one of two assailants, it added. Previous reports claimed the attacker was killed.

The outlet said embassy staff were sent into hiding as a safety precaution, and police units and ambulances were dispatched to the scene.

​According to CNN Turk, an attacker has been shot in the leg after a stabbing attempt at the entrance to the embassy.

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