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Security guard at Qatar embassy in Turkey hurt in shooting

Embassy claims it was not direct target in the shooting but has increased security measures

Security guard at Qatar embassy in Turkey hurt in shooting
Photo for illustrative purpose only. (Getty Images)

A security guard at the Qatari embassy in Turkey was injured during a shooting on Monday.

Shots were fired from a hunting gun at a car parked near the embassy in the capital Ankara.

While embassy officials said in a statement the shooter did not target the embassy it did not explain how the guard was injured.

Despite no direct threat, security measures would be increased, the statement said.

“The incident will in no way affect the brotherly relations between our two countries of Qatar and Turkey,” the statement said, according to The Peninsula.

“We are in a safe city and country and confident that the Turkish public security department will strengthen security measures around the embassy.”

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