UPDATE: Turkish President Erdogan’s spokesman said that the attack on the embassy is a clear attempt to create chaos.
A gunman has fired several shots at the US Embassy in the Turkish capital of Ankara from a passing car, according to Turkish media. The shots have smashed a window but have caused no injured among security guards.
The attack took place at about 5am local time. At least 6 gun shots came from a white car that drove by and escaped before its license plate number could be determined.
Following the incident, police have been dispatched to the scene. The search for the car and the attacker is ongoing
Security forces launched an investigation into the incident.
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The attack came amid the growing tensions between Turkey and the US in diplomatic and economic fields and will likely further complicate the already complicated situation between the two countries.