Yesterday was a bad day for Russia and the world after a Russian ambassador was assassinated by a Muslim terrorist, but it become much worse just hours later.
Andrei Karlov was giving a speech at an art museum in Turkey when a member of his police protection detail shot him in the back some nine times, killing him almost immediately. The terrorist, 22-year-old Mevlut Altintas, was shouting “Allahu Akbar” and made numerous references to Syria as he murdered Karlov in cold-blood, then he was cornered and killed by his fellow police officers.
The brazen attack shocked the world and ignited fury in Vladimir Putin, who was reportedly a person friend of Karlovs, but it was only the start of Russia’s bad day. According to the U.K. Mirror, just hours after Karlov was assassinated, another diplomat was found murdered in his Russian home after being shot twice in the head.
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A Russian diplomat has been found dead from gunshot wounds at his home, it is reported.
Petr Polshikov, 56, was discovered with a bullet injury to his head at his flat in Moscow’s Balaklavsky Prospekt, according to local media.
The alleged shooting came just hours after the news broke of the assassination of Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov.
In Polshikov’s shooting, reported by Ren TV early today, two empty bullet shells were found in the high-ranking diplomat’s flat.
A gun was also reportedly discovered under the sink in the bathroom.
The circumstances of the incident remain unclear, and it is understood police are examining all possible theories as to Polshikov’s death.
While the motive remains unclear as of this writing, it’s one hell of a coincidence that two Russian diplomats were both murdered on the same day, within hours of one another. For all of our sake, let’s hope it was related to something in his personal life, because if he was also assassinated by a foreign national, Russia is not going to be too happy at all.