A Russian diplomat was found shot to death in his home it has been reported.
Petr Polshikov was 56 years old and had a bullet wound in his head at his flat in Moscow.
This comes just hours after the assassination of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov.
Karlov was killed by his police protection officer who screamed “Allahu Akbar” and “Don’t forget Aleppo, don’t forget Syria.”
He was shot in the back by 22-year-old Turkish policeman Mevlut Mert Altintas in what Russia last night described as a “terrorist act”.
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.
Details are still coming out, but the ex-member of the Foreign Ministry will be buried following the post mortem.