Monday, December 19, 2016

Three Attacks In Three Countries

Today there has been some violent crime, possibly terrorism, in Turkey, Germany and Switzerland.

The Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, was assassinated in Ankara by an off-duty policeman.  During the attack, the assailant reportedly shouted "Don't forget Allepo!" and "Allahu akbar!"   Read more at CNN, The New York Times and Reuters.

In Berlin, Germany, a truck was driven into a Christmas market near the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.  So far, nine people have been killed and over 50 injured.  Read more at the Daily Mail, Politistick and The Guardian.

In Zurich, Switzerland, three people have been shot and wounded near an Islamic center.  Read more at CBS News, ABC News and BBC News.

UPDATE:  The Daily Mail and The Guardian now indicate that 12 people have been killed in the Berlin attack, as does the Evening Standard.

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