THE head of a Russian foreign ministry department has been shot dead in Moscow, according to local media.
The government has not yet confirmed the reports.
A man’s body was found in an apartment with a gunshot wound to the head, REN TV reported.
Two shells were found along with a gun under the sink in the kitchen, a source told the news outlet. They claimed the wife of the man was also in the apartment.
Paramedics were filmed carrying a man wearing a white shirt into an ambulance.
The news comes on a dramatic day after nine were killed by a truck driving into a Berlin Christmas market and a Turkish off-duty police officer pulled out a gun at an art exhibition in Ankara and killed Russia’s ambassador to the country, shouting: “Don’t forget Aleppo, don’t forget Syria!”
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