Turkish police shoot suspected attacker who tried to storm Israeli embassy

Turkish protestors set fire to an Israel flag during a demonstration to denounce the Israeli military operations in Gaza in July 2014. A suspected attacker was arrested outside the Israeli embassy today (Getty)

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Turkish police have shot a suspected attacker in the leg at the Israeli embassy in Ankara.

Israeli officials claimed the man was wielding a knife, and reports suggest he was accompanied by a fellow assailant. Local officials claim that, before being shot in the leg, the injured man shouted "Allahu Akhbar."

Turkish media have reported that one person was "injured and neutralised" in the incident. 

There is as yet no further information on the second suspected attacker, according to NTV.

The area outside the embassy has been cordoned off, and police are inspecting the man’s bag. 

The Ankara Governor's office has said the injured man appears to be mentally stable. 

Turkeyt has witnessed fierced protests against Israel over recent years, particularly during the Gaza war of 2014.