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Turkish diplomat and Iraqi civilian shot dead in Erbil

A Turkish diplomat was killed yesterday after three assailants opened fire at a restaurant in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdish region in Iraq.

The attackers also fired at Iraqi nationals who were sat at adjacent tables to the diplomat, killing one and seriously wounding another.

Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, called the incident and “atrocious attack against our consulate employees in Erbil.”

“We are continuing our efforts with the Iraqi authorities and local authorities to ensure that the perpetrators of the attack are found quickly,” Erdogan wrote on Twitter.

No one has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.

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