Shooting at Swedish consulate in Izmir, Turkey injures employee

Shooting at Swedish consulate in Izmir Turkey injures employee
This file photo shows Turkish policemen secure the area in Istanbul, on November 13, 2022. — AFP/File
This file picture reveals Turkish policemen safe the realm in Istanbul, on November 13, 2022. — AFP/File

Authorities on Tuesday reported {that a} suspect opened fireplace at Sweden’s honorary consulate within the western Turkish province of Izmir, critically injuring a Turkish worker.

A “mentally disabled” particular person, in response to the native governor’s workplace, launched an armed assault in Izmir’s Konak neighbourhood round 09:45 GMT, in response to Al-Jazeera.

In line with TRT, Sweden’s nationwide broadcaster, the assault came about in entrance of the honorary consulate of Sweden the place the injured girl labored because the diplomatic mission’s secretary and ended up in a extreme situation.

In line with the governor’s workplace, Turkish officers detained the gun-wielding attacker and began an inquiry into the occasion.

Honorary consulates, which don’t make use of skilled ambassadors, symbolize their residents’ pursuits overseas.

In a press release, the Swedish overseas ministry famous that it doesn’t touch upon threats towards overseas dignitaries or the safety measures which might be being carried out.

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Updated at 2023-09-13 15:10:26