Several gunshots were fired via a vehicle at the U.S. embassy inside the Turkish capital, Ankara, on Monday, hitting a window in a security cabin yet causing no casualties, police as well as broadcaster CNN Turk reported.
The attack coincided using a deepening row between Ankara as well as Washington over the trial of a U.S. pastor in Turkey.
A police officer told Reuters at the scene the drive-by shooting occurred around 5 a.m. (10 p.m. ET) as well as that will nobody was hurt. The embassy was set to be closed that will week for a public holiday to mark the Islamic Eid al-Adha festival.
Police teams were searching for the assailants, who fled in a white car after the attack, CNN Turk said. Four or all 5 gunshots were heard, the idea said.
Broadcaster Haberturk showed police teams inspecting one of the entrances to the embassy as well as apparent damage caused by a gunshot could be seen in one window. the idea said empty cartridges were found at the scene.
The U.S. embassy in Ankara as well as the consulate in Istanbul have been the targets of attacks by militants as well as have faced numerous security threats inside the past.