Turkish security guards foil one-man attack on Israeli embassy in Ankara

Riot police stand in formation as unseen Turkish protesters demonstrate against Israel's attack on Gaza outside the Israeli embassy in Ankara on November 21, 2012. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday accused Israel of "ethnic cleansing" in Gaza, saying the Jewish state's air raids could not be considered self-defence.  AFP Photo/ADEM ALTAN        (Photo credit should read ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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A man wielding a knife has been shot and wounded by security officials outside Israel’s embassy in the Turkish capital, Ankara.

Israeli officials said he had tried to storm the embassy.
No-one at the embassy was hurt, Israeli officials say. Local reports said staff took refuge as the attack began.

Several embassies in Ankara were closed late last week amid reports of a possible militant attack.

Turkey has been caught up in a series of deadly attacks in the past year, by IS militant group and Kurdish militant groups.

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