Breaking: RRussian ambassador to Turkey dies of gunshot wounds

Ankara: Russian ambassador Andrey Karlov was attacked by unidentified gunmen late Monday in Ankara.

Karlov was shot with a gun while making a speech at a painting exhibition in the Turkish capital, the Russian embassy said, adding it believed that it was a radical Islamist attack.

The attack comes a day before Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Cavusoglu heads to Moscow for talks on Syria with his Russian and Iranian counterparts.

Private broadcaster CNN Turk said Karlov was in a critical state.

Meanwhile, private broadcaster NTV said three other persons were also injured in the attack.